[2018.04] Huawei Under Criminal Investigation Over Iran Sanctions
Huawei Under Criminal Investigation Over Iran Sanctions
The Justice Department is investigating whether Huawei Technologies Co. violated U.S. sanctions related to Iran, according to people familiar with the matter—opening a new avenue of scrutiny amid wider national-security concerns over the Chinese cellular-electronics giant.
It’s unclear how far the Justice Department probe has advanced and what specific allegation federal agents are probing. A Huawei spokesman declined to comment.
Such a probe raises the stakes for Huawei, which is facing a series of moves by Washington to diminish its already-limited business dealings in the U.S. It could also have knock-on effects for its much larger business overseas, particularly in Europe.
Amid the heightened scrutiny in Washington, some allied countries, where Huawei has big business, have grown more wary.