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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT, CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA (Western Division - Los Angeles)
CRIMINAL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 2:00-cr-01267-FMC-1


Case title: USA v. Special Devices Inc

Date Filed: 12/19/2000
Date Terminated: 01/02/2001

Assigned to: Judge Florence-Marie Cooper

Defendant (1)
Special Devices Inc
Special Devices Incorporation
TERMINATED: 01/02/2001
represented byGeorge B Newhouse , Jr
Brown White & Newhouse LLP
333 South Hope Street 40th Fl
Los Angeles, CA 90071-1406
213-613-0500
Fax: 213-613-0550
Email: gnewhouse@brownwhitelaw.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Pending Counts

Disposition
42:6928(d)(2)(A) TREATMENT OF HAZARDOUS WASTE WITHOUT A PERMIT
(1-3)
CTS 1-3: Dft placed on prob for a term of 3 yrs under the following terms & conditions: corp dft agrees to obey all laws & abide by & follow any lawful ords issued by any local, state, or fed regulatory agncy having jurisdiction ober the Site, includ ing, but not limited to, the Cty of LA, CA Dept of Toxic Substances Control, & the US Environmental Protection Agency; Corporate dft shall pay a total fine in the amount of $1,500,000 as a combination of a criminal fine & comm svc of which $ ;1,000,000 is suspended for the explicit purpose of corporate dft applying the suspended amt to performing comm svc; It is ord tht dft shall pay to the US a s/a of $1,200. The crt ords tht the corporate dft pay the $1,000,000 w/in 14 days o f this date.

Highest Offense Level (Opening)
Felony

Terminated Counts

Disposition
None

Highest Offense Level (Terminated)
None

Complaints

Disposition
None


Plaintiff
USA represented bySteven M Arkow
AUSA - Office of US Attorney
Criminal Div - US Courthouse
312 N Spring St
Los Angeles, CA 90012-4700
213-894-2434
Email: USACAC.Criminal@usdoj.gov
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Date Filed #Docket Text
12/19/2000INFORMATION filed against Special Devices Inc (1) count(s) 1-3 Offense occurred in LA. (es) (Entered: 12/20/2000)
12/19/2000CASE SUMMARY filed by AUSA Steven Arkow, attorney for USA, as to Special Devices Inc (es) (Entered: 12/20/2000)
12/19/2000  SUMMONS issued as to Special Devices Inc (es) (Entered: 12/20/2000)
12/19/2000MEMORANDUM filed by USA as to Special Devices Inc . This criminal action, being filed on 12/19/00, was not pending in the U.S. Attorney's Office before 12/22/98, the date on which U.S. District Judge Nora M. Manella began receiving criminal matters. (es) (Entered: 12/20/2000)
12/19/2000MEMORANDUM filed by USA as to Special Devices Inc . This criminal action, being filed on 12/19/00, was not pending in the U.S. Attorney's Office before 11/2/92, the date on which U.S. District Judge Lourdes G. Baird began receiving criminal matters. (es) (Entered: 12/20/2000)
12/19/2000MEMORANDUM filed by USA as to Special Devices Inc seeking authority for an investigative action and being filed on 12/19/00, does not relate to, a mtr pending in the Narcotic Section of the US Atty's Ofc before April 20, 1999, the date on which Magistrate Judge Jeffrey W. Johnson resigned his appt in that ofc; or was personally involved or on which he was personally consulted while employed in the US Atty's Ofc. (es) (Entered: 12/20/2000)
12/19/2000CONFLICT OF INTEREST CERTIFICATION filed as to Special Devices Inc. (es) (Entered: 12/20/2000)
12/19/2000MEMORANDUM filed by USA as to Special Devices Inc seeking authority for an investigative action and being filed on 12/19/00, does not relate to, a mtr pending in the Narcotic Section of the US Atty's Ofc before April 20, 1999, the date on which Magistrate Judge Stephen G. Larson resigned his appt in that ofc; or was personally involved or on which he was personally consulted while employed in the US Atty's Ofc. (es) (Entered: 12/20/2000)
01/02/2001Filing of Corporate Resolution Authorization Entry of Guilty Plea filed by Special Devices Inc (es) (Entered: 01/03/2001)
01/02/2001WAIVER OF INDICTMENT filed as to Special Devices Inc . (es) Modified on 01/03/2001 (Entered: 01/03/2001)
01/02/200112 MINUTES OF POST-INDICTMENT ARRAIGNMENT HEARING held before Magistrate Judge Ann I. Jones as to Special Devices Inc : Reassigning case to Judge Florence-Marie Cooper , Special Devices Inc (1) count(s) 1-3 arraigned and states true name as charged. Retained Attorney George B Newhouse Jr present. , First appearance of Special Devices Inc entered. , dft pleads guilty entered by Special Devices Inc (1) count(s) 1-3 , All further proceedings set for 1/2/01 at 1:30 p.m. Tape No.: 2200 (ca) (Entered: 01/22/2001)
01/02/200113 STATEMENT OF DEFENDANT'S CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS filed as to Special Devices Inc. (ca) (Entered: 01/22/2001)
01/02/200114 DESIGNATION AND APPEARANCE of Attorney for Special Devices Inc by Attorney George Newhouse, Jr. (ca) (Entered: 01/22/2001)
01/02/200115 MINUTES OF ARRAIGNMENT/ENTRY OF INITIAL PLEA HEARING held before Judge Florence-Marie Cooper as to Special Devices Inc : The crt grants the request for immediate sentencing; parties waive the referral to probation for preparation of pre-sentence report. Waiver of Indictment, Plea Agreement & Corporate Resolution Authorizing the Entry of Guilty Plea are filed this date; plea of guilty entered by Special Devices Inc (1) count(s) 1-3 , The Court questions the defendant regarding plea of guilty and finds it knowledgeable and voluntary and orders the accepted and entered. , rendering sentence as to Special Devices Inc Special Devices Inc (1) count(s) 1-3 Special Devices Inc (1) count(s) 1-3. CTS 1-3: Dft placed on prob for a term of 3 yrs under the following terms & conditions: corp dft agrees to obey all laws & abide by & follow any lawful ords issued by any local, state, or fed regulatory agncy having jurisdiction ober the Site, including, but not limited to, the Cty of LA, CA Dept of Toxic Substances Control, & the US Environmental Protection Agency; dft shall pay a total fine in the amount of $1,500,000 as a combination of a criminal fine & comm svc of which $1,000,000 is suspended for the explicit purpose of corporate dft applying the suspended amt to performing comm svc; It is ord tht dft shall pay to the US a s/a of $1,200. The crt ords tht the corporate dft pay the $1,000,000 w/in 14 days of this date. , , C/R: Pat Cuneo (ca) (Entered: 01/22/2001)
01/02/200117 NOTICE RE: DOCUMENT WITHHLED FROM CASE FILE filed by USA as to Special Devices Inc (ca) (Entered: 01/22/2001)
01/03/200116JUDGMENT AND COMMITMENT issued to U.S. Marshal for Special Devices Inc Approved by Judge Florence-Marie Cooper. Entered on: 1/22/01. (ca) (Entered: 01/22/2001)
01/05/200111 SUMMONS executed upon Special Devices Inc on 12/21/00 (es) (Entered: 01/09/2001)
01/08/200110 RECEIPT for Transcripts of proceedings held on: 1/2/01 CR: Pat Cuneo (wdc) (app) (Entered: 01/09/2001)
01/08/2001  TRANSCRIPT filed for proceedings held on 1/2/01 as to Special Devices Inc . (wdc) (app) (Entered: 01/09/2001)