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U.S. charges two Chinese men over plot to obstruct Huawei probe

Justice Department issues arrest warrants for the pair

The company is not named in the charging documents, though the references make clear that it's Huawei.

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two men suspected of being Chinese intelligence officers have been charged with attempting to obstruct a U.S. criminal investigation and prosecution of Chinese tech giant Huawei, according to court documents unsealed Monday.

The two men, Guochun He and Zheng Wang, are accused of trying to direct a person with the U.S. government whom they believed was a cooperator to provide confidential information about the Justice Department's investigation, including about witnesses, trial evidence and potential new charges. One of the defendants paid about $61,000 for the information, the Justice Department said.

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