Recyclers face $10-million Calif. lawsuit

May 29, 2013 | 03:53 PM | Nathan Laliberte

Tags  J&S Recycling, Sean Alfonso, James Stewart, scrap, lawsuit, Nathan Laliberte

NEW YORK — The owners of a now-defunct recycling facility in San Francisco are facing a $10-million lawsuit that claims they willfully destroyed sales records in an effort to avoid inspection.

The lawsuit alleges that J&S Recycling LLC’s owners, Sean Alfonso and James Stewart, attempted to destroy all company records after being served with an administrative subpoena seeking records relating to J&S’ business operations, according to documents filed by the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office in San Francisco County Superior Court.

"After learning of the subpoena, Stewart and Alfonso decided to get rid of all of the J&S business records and to cease operations. Alfonso directed J&S employees to remove all business records from the file cabinets in the J&S offices and to throw away the records, as well as to get rid of the J&S computers that contained electronic records," the lawsuit said.....

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