U.S. Formally Accuses Huawei Executive of Helping Evade Iran Sanctions
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department unveiled sweeping charges on Monday against the Chinese telecom firm Huawei, several subsidiaries and its chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, accusing the company of stealing trade secrets, obstructing justice and helping banks evade sanctions on Iran.
The pair of indictments shows the severity of the United States’ concerns about a Chinese telecom equipment maker the government has long suspected of working to advance Beijing’s global ambitions and undermine America’s interests.
The indictments claim that Huawei, its affiliate in Iran and Ms. Meng committed a host of crimes, including stealing trade secrets and obstruction of justice.
From Liberal Party Central at the CBC – U.S. announces 13 criminal charges against Huawei executives
The U.S. Department of Justice has announced 13 criminal charges against four executives from the Chinese telecom giant Huawei and its affiliate Skycom Tech.
Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, who is currently free on bail in Vancouver as the U.S. seeks her extradition, is among those charged.
Acting U.S. attorney general Matthew Whitaker announced that a grand jury in New York had recommended the charges.
He alleged the 13 counts of bank and wire fraud relate to Huawei’s claim that its affiliate in Iran, Skycom, was a separate, unrelated company. As a result of that claim, it was able to borrow money from U.S. banks.
We should know soon whose side Justin was told to support.