Huawei CFO wanted for fraud in US, bail hearing told

Postado Dezembro 07, 2018

A Chinese telecommunications executive is being accused of fraud by the US government, which wants Meng Wanzhou extradited from Canada to face the charge.

Meng appeared in a Vancouver court today for a bail hearing that was told by the Crown that the United States alleges Huawei Technologies used subsidiary Skycom to do business with Iran, violating sanctions against that country.

Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, 46, who is also the daughter of the company founder, was arrested on December 1 at the request of the United States.

Meng is accused of fraud.

The Crown argues Meng should be denied bail, claiming she is a flight risk.

Chinese officials have expressed concern about the arrest, with the Chinese Embassy in Ottawa calling it as a serious violation of human rights, while Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang has said Canadian officials should reveal their reasoning for the arrest.

The company has said it is not aware of any wrongdoing by Meng.