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A 32-year-old California man has pleaded guilty to selling thousands of counterfeit computer processors to the US Navy. Neil Felahy of Newport Coast, California pleaded guilty to conspiracy and trafficking in counterfeit goods charges. As part of a plea bargain Felahy has agreed to co-operate with the US authorities. He faces …


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    Edward II

    We got 500 AD op-amps a while back that turned out to be fake (@ $5 each) - spec'd at 110dB CMRR and measured at 60dB... we discovered this during final assembly testing.

    Personally I hope he gets the Edward II treatment with a few sticks of ICs...

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Dead Vulture

    THE story

    Yawn. At least the new comments section looks nice.

  3. Quxy
    Black Helicopters

    Clueless -- or sting?

    The indictment says that the US Navy entered into these contracts in 2009. But pretty much everyone in the electronic component distribution business knew at least a year earlier that MVP Micro, Force-One, and Labra were scammers. Either Navy procurement is even more clueless than I thought, or this was a sting set up to involve the heavy hand of the gummint...

  4. Joe User

    A fitting punishment

    When this wanker needs a pacemaker, be sure that it's fitted with one of his chips.

  5. Anonymous Coward
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    Throw their arses in the slammer

    Throw their worthless arses in the slammer for twenty years and fine them $10 million.

  6. Colin Miller

    Selling dodgy equipment to the DoD?

    I'd hate to be his neighbours. Incoming!

  7. Richard Porter

    Oh well...

    at least he wasn't selling fake ships to the US Navy.

  8. Winkypop Silver badge

    Fishy naval chips


    Keel-haul the squibs!

  9. Fred 24

    So this is not OK, but..

    ...when electronics are programmed to develop 'faults' just around the manufactures warranted period expires no one gets any grief at all... odd that!

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