Huawei’s CFO Meng Wanzhou has pleaded not guilty to multiple fraud charges brought against her by the US government.
reported that the chief financial officer of the multinational Chinese technology company has reached a “deferred prosecution agreement” with the US, an agreement in which the accused is granted amnesty provided he meets certain requirements.
In December 2018, Meng was detained by police at Vancouver International Airport after the US government issued an arrest warrant for multiple fraud offenses, including wire and bank fraud.
According to the CBC, the agreement reached today means that Meng will likely soon be able to get out of house arrest, where she has been trapped, albeit in a spacious $ 5.6 million for six bedrooms Vancouver Home – Since 2018, due to US extradition request.
The case against Meng has dragged on for years, with Meng’s lawyers arguing in 2020 that his arrest was illegal and the judge denied attempts by his legal team to present new evidence in 2021.
A Public Safety Canada document that resurfaced in June 2021, thanks to a request for access to information, added fuel to the fire.
The government report claimed that cyberattacks carried out on Huawei devices in Canada had increased after Meng’s arrest.