U.S. charges Chinese tech giant Huawei, top executive

Dwayne Harmon
Января 29, 2019

It alleged the two executives tried to steal robotic technology from US carrier T-Mobile to test smartphones' durability. The company and its chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, are also accused of defrauding a bank to get around U.S. economic sanctions on Iran.

David Martin, Meng's lawyer in Canada, didn't immediately respond to messages seeking comment.

Companies like Huawei pose a dual threat to both our economic and national security, and the magnitude of these charges makes clear just how seriously the Federal Bureau of Investigation takes this threat.

The Justice Department announced criminal charges Monday against Huawei Technologies Co., the world's largest communications equipment manufacturer, and one of its top executives - a move likely to intensify trade tensions between the USA and China.

When T-Mobile threatened to sue the Chinese company, Huawei claimed that this theft was by "rouge actors" within its organization.

The sweeping indictments accuse the company of using extreme efforts to steal trade secrets from American businesses - including trying to take a piece of a robot from a T-Mobile lab. According to ABC News, Huawei, two of its affiliates (Huawei Device USA and Skycom Tech) along with CFO Meng Wanzhou were charged with committing various crimes. Huawei and its subsidiary Skycom face charges of bank fraud, wire fraud and conspiracy, as well as of violating the U.S. International Emergency Economic Powers Act - the sanctions law.

Читайте также: DeChambeau grabs lead, Els stays in contention

"Huawei and its senior executives repeatedly refused to respect USA law and standard worldwide business practices", Wray added.

During the meeting, Meng used a PowerPoint presentation that misrepresented Huawei operations in Iran and ownership and control of Skycom, according to the indictment.

At Washington's request, Huawei's chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, was arrested in Canada in December and is now fighting extradition to the United States.

In the first indictment, the DOJ revealed the charges that triggered Meng's arrest in Canada in early December a year ago. "They wilfully conducted millions of dollars in transactions that were in direct violation of the Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations, and such behaviour will not be tolerated". US President Donald Trump said he would get involved in the Huawei case if it would help produce a trade agreement with China and told Reuters in an interview in December that he would "intervene if I thought it was necessary".

The DOJ's announcement covered charges listed in a 13-count indictment in Brooklyn, New York, regarding the company's dealings with Iran, and a second 10-count indictment filed in Washington State that covers the Huawei's alleged offenses against T-Mobile.

При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
«» 2007 - 2019 Copyright.
Автоматизированное извлечение информации сайта запрещено.

Код для вставки в блог

Other reports by

Discuss This Article