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October 24, 1989 | GREGORY CROUCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Garden Grove defense contractor Swedlow Inc. and one of its vice presidents pleaded not guilty Monday to charges that they falsified reports to minimize flaws in windshields made for the B-1B bomber. Norman Gene Nixon, 53, of Orange pleaded not guilty in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana to four counts of making false statements to the federal government. Swedlow entered the same plea.
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June 28, 1990 | DEAN TAKAHASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Swedlow Inc., a Garden Grove maker of aircraft windows, pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to one charge of lying to the Air Force about flaws in windshields that it made for the B-1B bomber and agreed to pay a $400,000 fine. Under a plea-bargain agreement, U.S. District Judge Alicemarie H. Stotler in Santa Ana dismissed three other fraud charges against the company.
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BUSINESS
June 28, 1990 | DEAN TAKAHASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Swedlow Inc., a Garden Grove maker of aircraft windows, pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to one charge of lying to the Air Force about flaws in windshields that it made for the B-1B bomber and agreed to pay a $400,000 fine. Under a plea bargain agreement, U.S. District Court Judge Alicemarie H. Stotler in Santa Ana dismissed three other fraud charges against the company.
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December 20, 1989 | CATHERINE GEWERTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An engineer who quit his job with a Garden Grove defense contractor sued his former employer Tuesday, alleging he was driven out because he blew the whistle on a scheme to defraud the government. John A. Trepl II contends that officials of Swedlow Inc. began to pressure him last year after he refused to cooperate in the firm's alleged scheme to cover up flaws in windshields it manufactured for the B-1B bomber. Trepl also said he alerted the FBI to the case.
BUSINESS
September 22, 1989 | GREGORY CROUCH, Times Staff Writer
A Garden Grove defense contractor and one of its vice presidents have been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of falsifying inspection reports to minimize flaws in windshields the firm makes for B-1B bombers, a federal prosecutor said Thursday. Swedlow Inc. and Vice President Norman Gene Nixon, 53, of Orange, were each indicted Wednesday on four counts of making false statements to the federal government.
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September 22, 1989 | GREGORY CROUCH, Times Staff Writer
A Garden Grove defense contractor and one of the firm's vice presidents have been indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly falsifying reports to minimize the flaws in windshields it makes for B-1B bombers. Swedlow Inc. and company Vice President Norman Gene Nixon, 53, of Orange, were each indicted Wednesday on four counts of making false statements to the federal government.
BUSINESS
January 29, 1985 | BRUCE HOROVITZ
Bolstered by a record backlog of new orders, Swedlow Inc. reported Monday a 37% increase in third-quarter net earnings and a 20% sales increase for the same period. The Garden Grove-based manufacturer of acrylic products used by the military reported net income in the third quarter rose to $597,000 from $437,000 in the corresponding period last year. Sales rose to $11.8 million in the third quarter, ended Dec. 23, 1984, from $9.9 million in the third quarter of 1983. David A.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 12, 1985
Swedlow Inc. has donated $50,000 to the Orange County Performing Arts Center's campaign to raise $6 million by June 30. David Swedlow, company chairman, and Marilyn Nielsen, who is co-chairing the fund drive, announced the contribution toward the building of the theater complex, which is under construction in Costa Mesa's South Coast Plaza Town Center. More than $61 million has been given to its construction and endowment funds.
BUSINESS
December 20, 1989 | CATHERINE GEWERTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An engineer who quit his job with a Garden Grove defense contractor sued his former employer Tuesday, alleging he was driven out because he blew the whistle on a scheme to defraud the government. John A. Trepl II contends that officials of Swedlow Inc. began to pressure him last year after he refused to cooperate in the firm's alleged scheme to cover up flaws in windshields it manufactured for the B-1B bomber. Trepl also said he alerted the FBI to the case.
BUSINESS
October 24, 1989 | GREGORY CROUCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Garden Grove defense contractor Swedlow Inc. and one of its vice presidents pleaded not guilty Monday to charges that they falsified reports to minimize flaws in windshields made for the B-1B bomber. Norman Gene Nixon, 53, of Orange pleaded not guilty in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana to four counts of making false statements to the federal government. Swedlow entered the same plea.
BUSINESS
September 22, 1989 | GREGORY CROUCH, Times Staff Writer
A Garden Grove defense contractor and one of its vice presidents have been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of falsifying inspection reports to minimize flaws in windshields the firm makes for B-1B bombers, a federal prosecutor said Thursday. Swedlow Inc. and Vice President Norman Gene Nixon, 53, of Orange, were each indicted Wednesday on four counts of making false statements to the federal government.
NEWS
September 22, 1989 | GREGORY CROUCH, Times Staff Writer
A Garden Grove defense contractor and one of the firm's vice presidents have been indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly falsifying reports to minimize the flaws in windshields it makes for B-1B bombers. Swedlow Inc. and company Vice President Norman Gene Nixon, 53, of Orange, were each indicted Wednesday on four counts of making false statements to the federal government.
BUSINESS
January 29, 1985 | BRUCE HOROVITZ
Bolstered by a record backlog of new orders, Swedlow Inc. reported Monday a 37% increase in third-quarter net earnings and a 20% sales increase for the same period. The Garden Grove-based manufacturer of acrylic products used by the military reported net income in the third quarter rose to $597,000 from $437,000 in the corresponding period last year. Sales rose to $11.8 million in the third quarter, ended Dec. 23, 1984, from $9.9 million in the third quarter of 1983. David A.
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