US begins talks with Huawei CFO on resolution of criminal charges – The Globe and Mail

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FILE PHOTO: Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou returns to a court hearing after lunch break on August 18, 2021 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Reuters/Jennifer Gauthier

September 18, 2021

(Reuters) – The US Department of Justice (DOJ) is discussing a deal with lawyer for Huawei and its chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou that could allow him to return to China, the Globe said. Endmail reported https://www.theglobeandmail. Citing Canadian sources on Friday.

Meng was arrested at Vancouver International Airport on a United States warrant in December 2018 and charged with fraud on suspicion of misleading HSBC about Huawei’s commerce in Iran.

According to the report, the United States has quoted sources as saying that if Meng pleads guilty and pays a hefty fine, it is ready to request delivery and end the criminal process against Meng.

The paper said that talks between the two sides have been going on for several weeks, citing two sources.

Huawei and the US Justice Department did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Meng, who maintains her innocence and fights to surrender, is trapped in Vancouver and is monitored 24 hours a day by private security guards who pay bail as part of the contract.

The judicial trial in his surrender case ended in August, and the date of the decision was set for October 21.

Following Meng’s arrest, China detained two Canadians in August-11 and sentenced one to espionage, a move widely seen in retaliation.

This development could open the door for China to free Canadians without citing sources, the Globe and Mail reports. However, Canadians were not involved in Huawei’s talks with the United States.

(Reporting by Sabhatjahan Contractor and Shubham Kalia in Bangalore, Edited by Richard Pullin)

US begins talks with Huawei CFO on resolution of criminal charges – The Globe and Mail

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