PlasticsEdge™ Lead Generation Program: Call 978-342-9000 for details or email [email protected]

Plastics-Industry-Business-Crime-Stolen-pallet-execs-prison

California — Two plastics recycling company executives will spend two years in prison for their involvement in a scheme to buy and recycle stolen Postal Service plastic pallets.

Jorge Villalobos, 41, and Hugo Guzman, 40, each pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit conversion of government property and conspiracy to launder money. The men are president and vice president, respectively, of Go Green Industries, a Riverside, Calif. plastics reclaimer.

Judge Manuel L. Real, a judge in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, sentenced Villalobos on April 2 and Guzman on July 19. In addition to receiving prison time, they were ordered to pay $3.4 million in restitution.

According to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the restitution, which is the largest amount ever ordered for theft of U.S. Postal Service property, has been paid in full.

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Making plastics digestible

Swindon, UK — In 2016, Recycling Technologies was part of the first...

Bike Helmet Folds Down To The Size Of a Laptop

Design — This bike helmet folds down to the size of a laptop to fit...

Your Poop Is Probably Full of Plastic

Vienna, Austria — Every minute, a dumptruckful of plastic plops into...

Top Designers embrace plastic material once derided as tacky

NY, NY — From lavish Florentine villas to hip Manhattan nurseries,...

How the ethane molecule changed the Gulf Coast — and the world

Houston Chronicle — Working in nearly 100-degree heat, sweating...

Medical Plastics Market Projected To Exceed USD 37.5 Billion By 2026

Digitaljournal.com — The Medical Plastics market is anticipated to...

Can Anyone Catch America In Plastics?

Forbes.com — Ethane prices recently hit a four year high. Demand is...

Toray Plastics America has expanded its portfolio of white films

Toray Plastics (America),has expanded its portfolio of white films...

Pyrolysis firm Agilyx unveils recycled chemicals to make olefins

Oregon — Agilyx is already processing scrap PS into a feedstock for...

Exports to Thailand collapse after ban

Thailand — A Thai policy restricting the import of scrap plastics...