Analysis

Racketeering Charges Turn Up The Heat In US V. Huawei

Law360 (February 14, 2020, 9:00 PM EST) -- Federal prosecutors have upped the stakes in the U.S. pressure campaign on Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei, bringing aggressive racketeering charges that the company calls a smear tactic.

The latest charges in the ongoing case accuse Huawei of operating as a criminal enterprise that attempted to steal secrets from competitors over the past 20 years and conspired to cover up its actions.

Samuel W. Buell, a professor at Duke University School of Law who studies corporate crime, said Thursday's indictment alleges an exceptional set of facts to support the hefty charge of conspiracy under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. The statute is...

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