Dozens Face Prison Over Gang’s Scheme to Monopolize EV Battery Recycling

Caixin Global | Apr 7, 2021 at 9:38 PM
  • Dozens of people in central China, including some 20 environmental and law enforcement officials, are facing prison time for their alleged roles in a criminal gang that amassed tens of millions of yuan by rigging a lucrative local market for recyclable batteries.
  • In an unrelated case, a court in the eastern city of Yiwu upheld the sentences of 44 members of a criminal organization to between two and 14 years in prison for similar violations.
  • In 2019, a court in the eastern province of Jiangxi upheld the convictions of six illegal battery collectors who were sentenced the previous year to between 21 and 30 months in prison.