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.
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Late Saturday night into early Sunday morning, a light band of freezing drizzle traversed the I-35 corridor eastward. With sub-freezing temperatures, even the light precipitation created major problems.
APD is responding to a 25 vehicle accident near the 5400 block of Ed Bluestein near Thurgood Ave.
A man is dead after being hit by several vehicles in the eastbound lane of Highway 71 Saturday night.
A representative at the Fayette County Sheriff's office said that Fayette County is effectively shut down due to icy conditions.
The Austin City Council is set to vote Thursday on design changes for the Auditorium Shores Dog Park.
Bryce Petty threw touchdown passes on the first two drives of the second half for No. 9 Baylor and the Bears won their first Big 12 title and a Fiesta Bowl berth with a 30-10 victory over No. 23 Texas on Saturday.