JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – United States’ (US) court charged the chief financial officer (CFO) of Chinese’ Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., Meng Wanzhou and two affiliates for fraud in violating sanctions against Iran. She was arrested since Dec. 1st in Vancouver, Canada and now in process extradite to US.
China considers it to be foul play, as Meng was apprehended by US request. Meng allegedly connected Huawei to a company that’ trying to sell equipment to Iran, while the country is under US’ sanction. She is facing a 30 year sentence for each case involved.
In 13 charges filed in New York on Monday (01/28), the US Department of Justice, said Huawei had misled multinational banks and US authorities about their relationship with subsidiaries of Hong Kong-based Skycomm Tech and Huawei’ US Branch in trading with Iran.
The US Department of Justice also accused Huawei’ two subsidiaries of stealing trade secrets, wire fraud and violations of the law for theft of robotic technology from US technology company T-Mobile for testing the resilience of smart phones. This case was brought to court in the western district of Washington.
Huawei has not yet commented on this indictment. T-Mobile demands that the chinese’ operator steal their technology called ‘Tappy’, a technology that resembles human fingerprints and is used to test smart phones. But, Huawei said they had resolved this issue in 2017. These two charges add to US pressure on the world’ largest telecommunications component factory.
US President Donald Trump’ government has banned American companies from buying Huawei’ routers and switches. The US also pressured their allies to do the same. US security experts worry that the company’ equipment can be used to spy on the American people.
Now the daughter of Huawei’ founder detention increased tensions between China and Canada. The Bamboo Curtain country responded by arresting two Canadian citizens, diplomat Michael Kovrig and businessman Michael Spavor.
While, Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei denied his company made products that the Chinese government could use to spy on. The charges against the handphone producer were submitted a few days before the US and China held talks to end the trade war that occurred during 2018.
However, US Commerce minister Wilbur Ross said the two cases were completely separate from trade negotiations with China. While, Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Christopher Wray said the two cases revealed Huawei’ courage and persistence in exploiting American financial institutions and threatening a free and fair global market.
“Such access can provide the ability of foreign governments to modify or steal information, conduct espionage that is not detected, or provide pressure or control,” he said.
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