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ZTE, Chinese company, violated probation, U.S. judge says

October 4, 2018

U.S. District Judge Ed Kinkeade ordered that China’s ZTE must undergo an additional two years of monitoring after finding the company violated its probation Wednesday evening, Reuters reported.

ZTE will be monitored now until 2022 to determine if it complies with U.S. export control laws.

Legal trouble fell on the telecommunications company after it violated U.S. sanctions on shipping goods to Iran. ZTE was banned by the Commerce Department because of the export issues.

The Pentagon also banned the sale of ZTE products in May, citing security concerns.

President Trump reached a deal in July with lawmakers in Congress to back off the sanctions they were planning to impose on ZTE. They intended to roll back the president’s lenient $1 billion fine.

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