After a recent case in which the owner of an electronics recycling company was handed a 30-month prison sentence for exporting over 400 shipments containing over 1 million dollars worth of electronic waste overseas in direct violation of federal law, the defendants attorney made the following statement: I have represented people accused of, and who have committed, horrific crimes. This isnt one of them. The impact was that some people not all of them didnt get their electronics disposed of in a way they approved of. This attorney went on to justify her clients behavior by stating that no one lost their jobs as a result of Executive Recyclings misrepresentation and none of the victims in the case were financially ruined. This view of the situation not only completely ignores the reality of e-waste export, but is also factually wrong. In fact, it is absurd that such a statement can be made publicly. Unfortunately, this is currently the case, mainly due to a widespread lack of information regarding the subject of e-waste and its relationship to counterfeit components. This case garnered national attention when it appeared on 60 minutes.