From EPA.gov: Michigan Computer Company Owner Sentenced for International Environmental, Counterfeiting Crimes
Here is some serious news about the severe penalties for bad actors in electronics recycling:
WASHINGTON — A Michigan computer company and its owner were sentenced today for trafficking in counterfeit goods and services and violating environmental laws.
U.S. District Judge David M. Lawson sentenced Mark Jeffrey Glover, to 30 months in prison and a $10,000 fine, and his company, Discount Computers, Inc. (DCI), a $2 million fine with $10,839 in restitution to Mich. landlord, for trafficking in counterfeit goods and services. DCI was also sentenced for storing and disposing of hazardous waste without a permit. Glover pleaded guilty to the charges on his behalf and that of his company in October 2012.
Read the read of the release here: http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/0/8BF5B25140321E9885257B39005A6BB5