California authorities have arrested eleven people suspected of recycling fraud. Among those facing charges is the operator of a Pacoima recycling center.
According to the California Department of Justice, the suspects imported empty beverage containers from neighboring states. The suspects then collected more than $2M in funds from CalRecycle. Most of the out-of-state containers came from Nevada and Arizona. Neither state has a deposit law.
Following a four-month investigation that involved 15 recycling centers, CDOJ agents arrested 11 people. They now face felony recycling fraud, conspiracy, and grand theft charges. If convicted, they could spend between 6 months and 3 years in prison.
Pacoima Fraud Attorney
When you face charges for fraudulent activity, hire an experienced fraud attorney like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has 35 years of criminal defense experience, and takes fraud cases in Los Angeles County.
State and federal agencies aggressively pursue and prosecute fraud schemes that target them. When you face accusations of defrauding a governmental agency, you need an equally aggressive defense. An experienced attorney knows how to prepare and deliver an effective defense on your behalf. Mr. Helfend is a top-rated defender and will fight hard for your rights and freedom.
Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (310) 456-3317, (818) 591-2809 or (805) 273-5611 for an immediate consultation on your Los Angeles County fraud case.
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