Huawei faces tangle of court dates in secrets, sanctions cases
SHENZHEN's Huawei Technologies pleaded not guilty in federal court in Seattle to US charges it engaged in a scheme to steal trade secrets from T-Mobile US Inc, in Bellevue, Washington
01 March 2019 - 19:00
This came a day before the company learns if Canada will start extradition proceedings for Huawei's chief financial officer Meng Wanzhouin across the border in Vancouver 150 miles north.
Meng is next to appear in court on March 6. If extradition proceedings begin, the process is likely to drag on for months, possibly years, says Bloomberg.
In a separate indictment filed in Brooklyn, New York, US prosecutors allege she lied to banks to trick them into processing transactions for Huawei that violated Iran trade sanctions.
In the trade secrets case, prosecutors said in a January indictment that from 2012 to 2014 Huawei stole information from T-Mobile's Bellevue, Washington, headquarters contained in 'Tappy,' a robotic phone-testing system.
Americans say they uncovered Huawei email messages showing it offered bonuses to employees for information stolen from companies worldwide. Huawei faces fines of more than US$5 million, or three times the value of T-Mobile's secrets, according to the government.
The company has denied any wrongdoing and said it expects to be found innocent in court.
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