Former Seattle Recycling Firm Owner Facing Additional Charges After Selling Waste to Hong Kong
(Seattle, WA) -- The former owner of an electronics recycling firm in Seattle is receiving an extra six months in prison for defrauding his company and the IRS. Jeffrey Zirkle was sentenced to over two years in prison for secretly shipping electronic waste to Hong Kong, instead of recycling the material back while he was in charge of Total Reclaim.
The company's new CEO recently found Zirkle even charged nearly half a-million dollars in personal expenses to his corporate credit card. He also didn't pay taxes on the income. In addition to the six months of prison time, he is required to pay $125,000 in restitution to the government for not paying the taxes.