Chinese officers charged in plot to obstruct US Huawei probe
- The company, a top executive and several subsidiaries had just been indicted on U.S. charges of financial fraud, trade secret theft and sanctions violations.Wang and He, according to prosecutors, were eager for non-public information about the prosecution and the status of the investigation.
- Huawei has previously called the federal investigation “political persecution, plain and simple.”“Attacking Huawei will not help the U.S. stay ahead of the competition,” the company said in a statement published in 2020.
- In the case linked to Operation Fox Hunt, prosecutors say Chinese agents tried to intimidate an unnamed person and his family to return to China.
- Part of the plot, the U.S. alleges, involved having the person’s nephew travel to the U.S. as part of a tour group to deliver threats that included, “Coming back and turning yourself in is the only way out.”
By ERIC TUCKER and NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) Two suspected Chinese intelligence officers have been charged with attempting to obstruct a U.S. criminal investigation of Chine [+5355 chars]