CHICAGO (AP) — An Indiana man who pleaded guilty in Chicago federal court to an alleged scheme that involved his recycling firms reselling hazardous electronic waste has been sentenced to three years in prison.
The Chicago Tribune reports Brian Brundage was given his punishment Thursday after pleading guilty last year to wire fraud and tax evasion. He also was ordered to pay nearly $1.3 million in restitution. Brundage, of Dyer, told the court he understands and accepts responsibility for his actions.
Brundage owned the Chicago Heights-based Intercon Solutions Inc. and EnviroGreen Processing in Gary, Indiana. Prosecutors say he told clients falsely that the companies were recycling electronic waste, such as video display components, and that it was being handled in an environmentally friendly way. Some ended up being sold to buyers overseas.