This screen capture is from a video taken by Alberta Environment and Parks officers at Alberta Reclaim and Recycling. (Alberta Environment and Parks)
Two men who appealed an $844,778 penalty assessed against them in a beverage container recycling scam have learned they will have to dig a little deeper — and pay $27,500 more.
In an Aug. 18 decision, the Alberta Environmental Appeals Board increased the penalties against Johnny Ha, Shawn Diep and Alberta Reclaim and Recycling to reflect calculation errors in the original assessment.
The appeals board found there was "a clear intention on the part of the appellants to defraud the recycling system."