Huawei under U.S. criminal investigation for alleged theft of trade secrets from T-Mobile, other tech companies

China's Huawei is the subject of a U.S. criminal investigation in which federal prosecutors say the Chinese tech company stole trade secrets from U.S. business partners including technology behind a robotic device T-Mobile used to test smartphones, called "Tappy."

The Wall Street Journal reports that the investigation stemmed from various civil lawsuits against Huawei, including the one involving T-Mobile's Tappy.

In Seattle, a jury agreed that Huawei was liable for misappropriation of the robotic technology T-Mobile developed in its Bellevue, Washington, labs.

Here's a video that shows "Tappy" in action.

The federal criminal probe into Huawei is at an advanced stage and could lead to an indictment soon, the WSJ reports.

A Justice Department spokesman declined to comment.

A Huawei spokesman declined to comment. The company contested the T-Mobile case, but conceded that two employees acted improperly.

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