Huawei Case Expands With Racketeering, IP Theft Charges

Law360 (February 13, 2020, 1:34 PM EST) -- Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei was charged Thursday in New York federal court with racketeering and conspiring to steal trade secrets from six U.S. companies in a new indictment filed in the ongoing case against the company.

The newly unsealed charges allege that Huawei and various subsidiaries conspired starting in 2000 to steal intellectual property, including source code for internet routers developed by Cisco Systems Inc. and Quintel Tech. Ltd.'s technology to boost cellphone reception.

Prosecutors allege those efforts were a part of a broad criminal scheme aimed at becoming "one of the most powerful telecommunications equipment and consumer electronics companies in...

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