Published: Tue, January 29, 2019
Money | By Arnold Ball

United States officially files criminal charges against Huawei executive

United States officially files criminal charges against Huawei executive

A grand jury in NY separately returned an indictment for 13 additional crimes allegedly committed by Huawei, a us subsidiary (Huawei USA), and an Iranian affiliate (Skycom). Watch live in the player above.

In a separate legal challenge, in Washington state, Huawei is accused of stealing trade secrets from T-mobile USA.

In December, Meng was detained in Vancouver at the request of the USA, who continues to work to extradite her.

The defendants Huawei and Skycom are charged with bank fraud and conspiracy to commit bank fraud, wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud, violations of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) and conspiracy to violate IEEPA, and conspiracy to commit money laundering.

The US contends that Meng, 46, a daughter of Huawei's founder, committed bank fraud to sidestep sanctions against doing business with Iran.

The charges in both cases add to United States pressure on Huawei, the world's biggest telecommunications equipment maker.

This story is developing and will be updated.

The long-simmering dispute between the U.S. government and Huawei reached a boil today (Jan. 28), as federal prosecutors filed charges against the Chinese phone maker alleging fraud and trade secret theft.Credit: ShutterstockThe charges come from separate cases filed in U.S. District Courts in NY and Washington, respectively. The efforts allegedly began in 2012.

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U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said the Trump administration is cracking down on those who violate trade sanctions.

Shortly afterwards, in a move widely seen as retaliation for Meng's arrest, Chinese authorities detained two Canadians, including a former diplomat, on security charges.

A tourist from China holds a sign in support of Huawei outside of the BC Supreme Court bail hearing of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, who is being held on an extradition warrant in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Whitaker and Wray were joined by Department of Homeland (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and several US attorneys for the announcement at DOJ headquarters. In one instance, Huawei USA allegedly sent an email to its employees acknowledging that its actions would be illegal in the United States.

US-China trade war: The unsealed indictment days before US-China trade talks were scheduled to resume in Washington. Huawei was also charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice.

When T-Mobile's civil suit was filed in 2014, a U.S. Huawei spokesman blamed the episode on "two Huawei employees acting inappropriately in their zeal to better understand the customer's quality testing requirements", and said they had been fired.

The Jan. 28 press conference.

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