On January 29, 2021, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin ordered James Moss, former president of 5R Processors, Ltd., to make restitution in the amount of $3,927,456 to Federal, State, and private victims. On November 19, 2020, Moss was convicted and sentenced to 18 months of incarceration, 36 months of supervised release and a $200 criminal penalty for conspiracy and violation of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. Specifically, Moss conspired to store and transport hazardous waste without required permits and manifests. On January 26, the court sentenced Bonnie Dennee, the company’s former vice president, to 5 months of incarceration and 36 months of supervised release for the same conspiracy charges. 5R Processors, Ltd. is a Wisconsin-based corporation involved in the recycling of electronic equipment, appliances and other assets.
DOT-OIG conducted this investigation jointly with the FBI, EPA-CID, Internal Revenue Service, and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.