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US brings new charges against Chinese tech giant Huawei

Last Updated Feb 13, 2020 at 12:11 pm MST

FILE - In this May 29, 2019, file photo, a woman walks by a Huawei retail store in Beijing. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has added new criminal charges against Chinese tech giant Huawei and two of its U.S. ss subsidiaries, accusing the company in a plot to steal trade secrets, federal prosecutors announced Thursies.

The indictment was announced by prosecutors in Brooklyn who had previously accused the company of bank fraud.

The case was unsealed as the Trump administration is raising national security and surveillance concerns about Huawei, the world’s largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer.

Eric Tucker, The Associated Press