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February 19, 1998 | Karen Kaplan
A federal grand jury in Los Angeles indicted Solid State Devices Inc. of La Mirada and Unisem International of Santa Fe Springs, accusing them of passing off standard commercial semiconductors as "high-reliability semiconductors" to the federal government and to government contractors. The semiconductors were used in products including the space shuttle, the F/A-18 Hornet fighter, and Titan and Atlas missiles.
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October 9, 1997 | KAREN KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal grand jury in Los Angeles Wednesday indicted four people on charges of selling substandard semiconductors to the federal government and to government contractors, including Boeing Co., Lockheed Martin Corp. and Allied-Signal Aerospace. The individuals named in the indictment were connected with Solid State Devices Inc. of La Mirada and Unisem International of Santa Fe Springs.
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September 19, 1998 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a major blow to the government, a federal judge dismissed a criminal fraud case against a Southern California defense contractor Friday on the grounds that investigators improperly read privileged attorney-client documents during a search at the company's offices. U.S. District Judge Robert M. Takasugi announced in July that he intended to throw out the charges lodged against Solid State Devices Inc. of La Mirada and five other defendants.
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September 10, 1998 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A criminal fraud case against a Southern California defense contractor is on the verge of being thrown out of court because federal prosecutors and investigators botched a search at the company's headquarters. The company, Solid State Devices of La Mirada, and five other defendants are under indictment for allegedly selling substandard semiconductors for use in the F-18 fighter jet, the Atlas and Titan missiles, the space shuttle and the unfinished International Space Station.
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