OTTAWA – Lawyers for Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou will be in a New York court today where it is expected that the U.S. charges against him Will be resolved after talks with US officials.
In a letter written Friday, the US Justice Department said it would appear in court to address “the resolution of the charges against the defendant in this case.”
According to reports, it is possible that Meng, in fact, may have admitted some wrongdoing and could be fined.
According to the United States District Court of the Eastern District of New York Friday, ‘USA v. Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd’ case is expected at 1 p.m. EDT.
Another court appearance is possible in BC court, pending results in New York. If an agreement is reached with the Americans, the extradition proceedings against Meng could be put on hold, which could result in the Chinese telecommunications giant’s CFO leaving Canada.
Meng has been placed under house arrest in Vancouver since he was first detained at Vancouver International Airport in December 2018 on a US warrant related to the company’s business deals in Iran.
Huawei Canada and the Office of Justice Minister and Attorney General David Lametti declined to comment at this time.
Granthshala News spoke to a source who says Meng’s prosecutor talks with the US Justice Department have been ongoing for months, and may include any settlements related to the ongoing detentions of Canada’s Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor in China. Not there.
Kovrig and Spavor were taken into custody just days after Meng’s arrest and are now in Chinese custody for 1,019 days on espionage charges, largely seen as a retaliatory response to Meng’s Canadian arrest Is. It is not clear whether today’s developments will have any impact on his affairs.
Canadian officials acting on US requests sparked diplomatic tensions between Canada and China, and relations have strained significantly over the years, resulting in a series of trade actions, and a rally of international allies denouncing China’s international law. condemned the government.