February 15, 2020

Racketeering Hammer Gives U.S. Legal Boost Against Huawei

Featuring Martijn Rasser

Source: Bloomberg

Journalists Alyza Sebenius, David Voreacos

By filing a racketeering charge against Huawei Technologies Co., federal prosecutors unleashed a potent legal weapon in a multipronged and increasingly noisy U.S. campaign against the Chinese technology giant.

Huawei engaged in a two-decade racketeering operation to steal intellectual property from U.S. technology companies, as well as conspiracies to launder money and obstruct justice, according to the indictment unsealed Thursday in federal court in Brooklyn, New York. Those new counts added to earlier charges accusing Huawei of violating U.S. sanctions on Iran and financial fraud.

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Authors

  • Martijn Rasser

    Senior Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

    Martijn Rasser is a Senior Fellow in the Technology and National Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Prior to joining CNAS, Mr. Rasser served as...