A Colorado-based electronics recycling company and two of its officers have been indicted for the alleged unlawful exportation of cathode ray tubes to China and two other countries. United States v. Executive Recycling, Inc., No. 11‑376 (D. Colo. indictment 9/15/11). The company and officers were charged with wire fraud; mail fraud; exportation contrary to law; and destruction, alteration and falsification of records.
According to the indictment, the company was an e‑waste recycling business located in Englewood, Colorado, with affiliated locations in Utah and Nebraska. It collected cathode ray tubes (CRT ) from private households, businesses and government entities, falsely advertising to its customers that it would legally dispose of the CRT s in the United States in compliance with all local, state and federal laws. Instead, the company sold the e‑waste to brokers for export overseas to China and other countries without notifying EP A or the state, as required by RCR A. If convicted, the two officers face up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The company faces a fine of up to $500,000 or twice the gain from its illegal activity.