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On September 15, 2011, a Grand Jury in the District of Colorado returned an indictment against Executive Recycling, Inc., an e-waste recycling company headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, and two of its executives citing a variety of charges including multiple counts of wire and mail fraud, failure to file a Notice of Intent to Export with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in violation of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), smuggling of goods from the United States, and destruction of records. (United States of America v. Executive Recycling, Inc., et al., Case 1:11-cr-00376- WJM, United States District Court for the District of Colorado.) Executive Recycling, Inc. collects e-waste from private households, businesses, and government entities. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: CROWN MANAGEMENT JAKARTA CAPITAL: Guilty verdict in electronic waste recycling case


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CROWN MANAGEMENT JAKARTA CAPITAL Guilty verdict
in electronic waste recycling case
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In the first case of its kind, a jury in Colorado
has found an electronic waste (e-waste) recycling
company and two of its executives guilty of
illegally exporting e-waste overseas, in addition
to other criminal charges. The implications of
this case are broad and the convictions could
serve as a catalyst for federal regulation of
e-waste.  
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On September 15, 2011, a Grand Jury in the
District of Colorado returned an indictment
against Executive Recycling, Inc., an e-waste
recycling company headquartered in Englewood,
Colorado, and two of its executives citing a
variety of charges including multiple counts of
wire and mail fraud, failure to file a Notice of
Intent to Export with the U.S.
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in
violation of the Resource Conservation and
Recovery Act (RCRA), smuggling of goods from the
United States, and destruction of records.
(United States of America v. Executive Recycling,
Inc., et al., Case 111-cr-00376- WJM, United
States District Court for the District of
Colorado.) Executive Recycling, Inc. collects
e-waste from private households, businesses, and
government entities.  
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The indictment alleged that the company
represented on its website that it had extensive
knowledge of current EPA requirements and that
it would safely dispose collected e-waste within
the United States. Instead, the company exported
over 300 shipments of e-waste overseas, including
more than 100,000 cathode ray tubes (CRTs), which
are known to contain lead.  
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On December 21, 2012, after an 11-day trial, the
jury rendered a guilty verdict on one count of
illegal hazardous waste export, one count of
failure to file a Notification of Intent to
Export with EPA, and seven counts of wire fraud.
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. The export and wire fraud counts each carry a
maximum fine of US500,000 or twice the gross
gain or loss from the offense the failure to
file count carries a maximum fine of US50,000
per day of violation or twice the gross gain or
loss from the offense. The jury also convicted
two of the companys executives on counts of wire
fraud, mail fraud, illegal hazardous waste
export, and the destruction, alteration, or
falsification of records in a federal
investigation. Sentencing is scheduled for April
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Executive Recycling, Inc. was featured in a 2008
exposé on CBSs 60 Minutes news program on
e-waste in developing countries. The 60 Minutes
episode focused on the environmental and health
problems believed to be associated with the
improper disposal of e-waste in China, Nigeria,
and other countries lacking rigorous
environmental regulations and enforcement.
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E-waste contains hazardous substances such as
lead, chromium, mercury, polychlorinated
biphenyls (PCBs), dioxins, and polybrominated
diphenyl ethers (PBDEs). The 60 Minutes episode
showed workers dismantling discarded consumer
electronics to reclaim valuable materials, such
as lead, gold, and copper, from component parts.
Unwanted components were E-waste contains
hazardous substances such as lead, chromium,
mercury, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs),
dioxins, and polybrominated diphenyl ethers
(PBDEs). The 60 Minutes episode showed workers
dismantling discarded consumer electronics to
reclaim valuable materials, such as lead, gold,
and copper, from component parts. Unwanted
components were
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