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