Scrap exec gets 41 months for California can scam role

Oct 17, 2006 | 02:18 PM | Paul Schaffer

The head of two Los Angeles scrap metal companies involved in a $2.5-million can recycling scam has been sentenced to 41 months in federal prison.

Errol Segal, 61, who pleaded guilty to mail fraud and other charges, had been president and chief executive officer of Active Recycling Co. and was described in the indictment as also controlling World Wide Recycling Co.

He is liable, along with several co-defendants, for restitution of nearly $1.6 million. Certain other defendants were allotted a potentially larger share of the restitution, which totals $2.57 million.....

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