DENVER (AP) — A company that said it recycled electronic waste in an environmentally friendly manner in the U.S. has been fined $4.5 million for instead shipping thousands of computer and television monitors overseas.
Englewood-based Executive Recycling Inc., its CEO Brandon Richter, and former Vice President of Operations Tor Olson were convicted in December of charges including fraud and environmental crimes related to the illegal disposal of electronic waste.
The company was fined Tuesday and sentenced to three years of probation. Richter was sentenced to more than $77,000 in fines and restitution, plus 30 months in prison, followed by three years on supervised release.
A judge ordered about $142,000 in asset forfeitures.
Olson was sentenced last week to 14 months in prison, plus more than $20,000 in fines and restitution. Olson is appealing.