U.S. Justice Department in talks with Meng Wanzhou over deal to free the Huawei executive: report


The U.S. Justice Department is talking to representatives of Meng Wanzhou that would see the Chinese telecom executive free to return home from Canada in exchange for signing a deferred prosecution agreement, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. Meng, the chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies Co., was detained in December 2018 while she was changing planes in Vancouver. She was arrested on an U.S. extradition request over allegations of wire and bank fraud charges related to alleged violations of U.S. sanctions on Iran. She has consistently denied the charges against her. Shortly after that arrest, Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor were detained in China, where they remain in detention and face charges of spying for Canada.

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