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U.S. federal prosecutors have charged Chinese tech giant Huawei with racketeering and conspiracy to steal trade secrets in an escalation of a case that began last year. The new charges accuse Huawei and its subsidiaries of a decades-long effort to steal intellectual property from U.S. tech companies, including by offering Huawei employees bonuses for obtaining the confidential information, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York said Thursday. Huawei’s actions violated the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, or RICO, prosecutors said. An indictment filed in federal court in Brooklyn also includes new allegations about the activities of Huawei and its subsidi... Full story

13 February