NEW YORK A
former executive at an electronics recycling company found
guilty in December of illegally exporting electronics scrap has
been sentenced to 14 months in prison.
Tor Olson, former vice
president of Executive Recycling Inc., was sentenced this past
week after being convicted along with the company and company
owner and chief executive officer Brandon Richter for the
illegal export of more than 100,000 cathode ray tubes (CRTs)
between 2005 and 2009.
Olson was convicted on
eight counts related to wire fraud and aiding and abetting,
mail fraud and aiding and abetting, and exportation contrary to
law. He was sentenced to 14 months in prison for each count, to
be served concurrently.
Olson also was ordered
by the U.S. District Court in Colorado to pay a fine of $5,000,
a special assessment of $800 and restitution of $17,536 to five
counties and a newspaper agency classified as victims in the
Englewood, Colo.-based Executive Recycling, Richter and Olson
were indicted in September 2011 on 16 different counts of
followed a 30-month investigation by the U.S. Immigration and
Customs Enforcements Homeland Security Investigations
division and the Environmental Protection Agency. The federal
agencies began the probe after CBS 60 Minutes
aired a report titled "The Wasteland."
Olson is free on bond
following his appeal.