Two men thought to be Chinese intelligence officials are accused of obstructing a U.S. investigation into Chinese tech giant Huawei.

Two suspected men are Guochun He and Zheng Wang. They are accused of getting a person in the U.S. government to reveal secret information about the Justice Department’s investigation, such as witnesses, trial evidence, and possible new charges.

The person they targeted is believed to be a double agent for the U.S. government. The FBI has overseen the person’s contact with the defendants.

The Justice Department said one of the defendants paid about $61,000 for the document.

The department has announced arrest warrants for the defendants.

According to prosecutors, the allegedly double agent gave the defendants an alleged classified paper one page in length. The document discussed a plan to charge and arrest Huawei executives in the U.S. last year.

The tech giant was not named in the charging documents, but hints make it clear that it’s Huawei. In 2019, the U.S. charged Huawei with bank fraud. In 2020, Huawei was charged again with racketeering, conspiracy, and trade secret theft.

Attorney General Merrick Garland announced charges against four other Chinese nationals at the meeting. He accused them of using an academic institute to try to buy sensitive technology and equipment and interfering with anti-Beijing protests.

As part of what Beijing called “Operation Fox Hunt,” five other people were charged with nagging people living in the U.S. to return to China.

“They try to silence anyone who fights back against their theft—companies, politicians, individuals—just as they try to silence anyone who fights back against their other aggressions.”

The cases were announced at a news conference with the presence of both the FBI and the Justice Department’s top heads. It’s a concerted American show of force against Chinese intelligence efforts.

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