The US Department of Justice (DoJ) has filed a series of 23 charges against the Chinese technology company Huawei, the world’s largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer. Accusing it of stealing technology from its competitor T-Mobile and conspiring to violate the sanctions regime imposed by the US on Iran, in addition to trying to obstruct the action of Justice, destroy evidence and commit bank fraud.
In addition, the acting attorney general, Matthew Whitaker, has announced that the US will request the extradition of Huawei’s financial director and daughter of the company’s founder, Meng Wanzhou, who was arrested last December by the Canadian authorities and is currently in custody. released on bail.
For its part, Huawei has rejected all US accusations, claiming to be “disappointed” by the charges presented and underlining that it is not aware of any possible infringement committed by its financial director.
First, the US Department of Justice has filed 10 charges against Huawei and two subsidiaries of the Chinese company, which it accuses of conspiring in 2012 to steal technological secrets from the US company T-Mobile by violating confidentiality and confidentiality agreements. secrets between companies.
In relation to the regime of sanctions against Iran, the US accuses Huawei, as well as the company’s financial director, the company’s subsidiary in the Persian country and one of its subsidiaries in the United States of allegedly hiding the company’s relations since 2007. company with its Iranian subsidiary, Skycom, informing the bank that Huawei had sold its stake in it, when Huawei had sold itself said subsidiary.
Thus, by pretending that Skycom was an independent company, Huawei claimed to meet all the demands of the US regime of sanctions on Iran, causing the banks to do business with the company, thus unknowingly inflicting sanctions on the Persian country.
“There are additional allegations, including that Huawei lied to the federal government and tried to obstruct justice by destroying evidence.”
“There are additional allegations, including that Huawei lied to the federal government and tried to obstruct justice by destroying evidence and transferring potential witnesses back to China,” Whitaker said.
In this regard, the interim US attorney general has announced that his country “will request the extradition” of Huawei’s financial director, thanking the Canadian authorities, who have 30 days to respond to the US request, their assistance and commitment to the legality
Answer by Huawei
For its part, the Chinese manufacturer has been “disappointed” with the decision of the US to bring charges against the company, noting that the allegations about the alleged theft of trade secrets “were already the subject of a civil suit that was resolved by the parties after a Seattle jury found no damage, no intentional or malicious behavior. “
As for the arrest of Huawei’s financial director, the company indicated that it had tried to discuss with the Justice Department the investigation launched by the Eastern District of New York, but its request was rejected without explanation.
“The company denies that it, its subsidiary or affiliate, has committed any of the infractions of the US law exposed in each of the accusations.”
“The company denies that she, her subsidiary or affiliate, has committed any of the infractions of the US law exposed in each of the accusations,” adding that Huawei “has no knowledge of any crime on the part of Ms. Meng and believes that the US courts will finally reach the same conclusion.”