Today, in the federal court in Brooklyn, NY, the United States Department of Justice submitted its Huawei indictment. The superseding indictment papers formally accuse the Chinese innovation business of different criminal activities, consisting of breaking the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), intellectual property theft, and conspiring to steal trade secrets from competitors.That Huawei indictment
is now publicly available. You can read it here(that’s a direct link to a PDF file). Huawei has yet to make a declaration on the formal indictment. It has consistently denied any misbehavior over the years. Just just recently, it rejected allegations from the US that it uses secret backdoors to gain access to mobile networks around the world.Related: Huawei lashes out at US federal government, calls backdoor accusations illogical The Huawei indictment itself is 56 pages long and filled with hard-to-understand legalese. However, here are some option snippets we discovered:”… repeated and intentional misappropriation of copyright of companies headquartered or with workplaces in the United States …
- “”To obtain the copyright of the Victim Companies, [ Huawei] sometimes entered into confidentiality contracts
- with the owners of the copyright and after that broke the terms of the confidentiality agreements by misusing the intellectual property for [Huawei’s] own industrial usage. “”Huawei developed a formal rewards schedule to pay staff members of Huawei affiliates for stealing information from rivals based upon the value of the information acquired.”
- “To prevent and decrease the expenses of potential civil and criminal liability in the United States, and for that reason more easily establish and operate Huawei’s United States organisation, the company engaged in a pattern of obstruction. “With this Huawei indictment filed, it appears there will be no end in sight for the so-called Huawei restriction which prevents US-based companies from dealing with the business. As such, don’t anticipate to see Google apps
on any Huawei or Honor phones in the near future.