A Michigan trucking company president is facing prison time because he decided to recycle instead of reuse.
Arshawn Kenard Hall, of Farmington diverted empty plastic containers used to transport automotive parts to a recycler instead of returning them to a location in Detroit, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
Hall sold those crates for approximately $460,000 to a recycling company, but their actual value was about $2.9 million, the government said.
He pleaded guilty to wire fraud and failure to file a tax return on behalf of his RAMA Enterprise Inc. trucking company in 2012. Hall is scheduled for sentencing Nov. 29.
The tax loss regarding the failure to file a return was $142,069, the government said.