Second Judical District
201 W, Colfax Ave, Dept. 801
Denver, CO 80202
September 14, 2022 Contact: Carolyn Tyler, Communications Director, email@example.com, 720-913-9025
DENVER— Denver District Attorney Beth McCann today announced that her office has opened a criminal case against the owner of H&M Relocation Services, David Zoda, whose legal name is Huseyn Nemat-Zoda alleging that Nemat-Zoda used his moving company to commit one count of felony theft (F4).
On June 14, 2022, a woman requested an estimate to move her belongings from Denver to California and received a quote of $3,383.70 along with a payment schedule of three payments. The first payment was due immediately as a deposit to secure a truck and moving date. The second payment was due when her household items were picked up and the final payment was due upon delivery. It is alleged that when Nemat-Zoda arrived to begin the move, he first claimed that the woman had not disclosed several items as part of the bidding estimate and that payment was due in full because the moving truck was already packed. The woman went to obtain funds to pay Nemat-Zoda and when she returned, she accuses Nemat-Zoda of demanding thousands of additional dollars.
It is alleged that Nemat-Zoda illegally held the victim’s belongings for approximately three months without telling the victim where they were and at one point threated to donate her belongings to charity. Over time, it is alleged that Nemat-Zoda continued to demand additional payment. The victim filed a criminal complaint alleging that Nemat-Zoda stole her property valued at more than $100,000.
Investigators with the Denver DA’s Office believe that this is not an isolated incident with H&M Relocation Services and ask the public to contact them if they believe they too have been a victim of Nemat-Zoda’s by calling the Economic Crimes Unit at (720) 913-9179.
Nemat-Zoda was advised on September 13, 2022, of the charges against him and has preliminary hearing set for October 4, 2022, at 8:30 a.m. in courtroom 3G. This is Denver District Court case number 22CR004838.
The filing of a criminal charge is merely a formal accusation that an individual(s) committed a crime(s) under Colorado laws. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. See Colo. RPC 3.6.