Canada ar­rests Huawei CFO in Van­cou­ver for ex­tra­di­tion to the U.S.

StarMetro Vancouver - - FRONT PAGE - Per­rin Grauer and Joanna Chiu More at thes­tar.com/canada

The chief fi­nan­cial of­fi­cer of China’s Huawei Tech­nolo­gies was ar­rested in Van­cou­ver Satur­day, and is be­ing sought for ex­tra­di­tion by the United States, ac­cord­ing to the Jus­tice Depart­ment.

A bail hear­ing for Wanzhou Meng, who is also Huawei’s deputy chair­per­son of the board, has been set for Fri­day, Jus­tice Depart­ment spokesper­son Ian Mcleod said in a state­ment Wed­nes­day.

“As there is a pub­li­ca­tion ban in ef­fect, we can­not pro­vide any fur­ther de­tail at this time,” Mcleod said.

The Globe and Mail re­ported Wed­nes­day that U.S. au­thor­i­ties al­lege Meng at­tempted to evade the U.S. trade em­bargo with Iran, though Starmetro has not in­de­pen­dently ver­i­fied this claim. In April, the Wall Street Jour­nal re­ported the U.S. Depart­ment of Jus­tice was in­ves­ti­gat­ing whether Huawei vi­o­lated U.S. sanc­tions against Iran.

In a state­ment late Wed­nes­day, Huawei said Meng is be­ing sought for ex­tra­di­tion to face un­spec­i­fied charges in the East­ern Dis­trict of New York.

A bail hear­ing for Huawei CFO Wanzhou Meng is set for Fri­day.

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