Huawei's CFO Arrested in Canada, Faces US Extradition

Huawei Technologie’s chief financial officer Sabrina Meng Wanzhou was arrested on December 5 in Vancouver for allegedly violating U.S. trade sanctions against Iran according to The Globe and Mail.

“Wanzhou Meng was arrested in Vancouver on December 1. She is sought for extradition by the United States, and a bail hearing has been set for Friday,” Justice Department spokesman Ian McLeod told The Globe and Mail. “As there is a publication ban in effect, we cannot provide any further detail at this time. The ban was sought by Ms. Meng.”

Meng, the daughter of Huawei’s founder Ren Zhengfei and deputy chair of Huawei’s board, was apprehended following requests received from American law enforcement authorities.

As detailed by The Globe and Mail, “A Canadian source with knowledge of the arrest said the U.S. is alleging Ms. Meng tried to evade the Am… (read more)

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