Crown claims Meng Wanzhou’s ‘dishonesty’ sits at the heart of fraud alleged in extradition request


Judge says she’s had ‘great difficulty’ understanding sanctions violations underpinning extradition. A lawyer for Canada’s attorney general drilled down to the nuts and bolts of a U.S. request for Meng Wanzhou’s extradition Wednesday, accusing the Huawei executive of “dishonesty” that resulted in a fraud against HSBC. “And so my lady, at last we come to committal,” Robert Frater told B.C. Supreme Court Associate Chief Justice Heather Holmes as he began submissions on the final leg of a process that began more than two-and-a-half years ago with Meng’s arrest at Vancouver’s airport. Frater told the judge an extradition proceeding is not a trial; he said the Crown only has to show that prosecutors would have enough evidence to try Meng for fraud in Canada if her alleged wrongdoing had happened here. “It is now crystal clear that the central goal of the law of fraud in Canada is to prevent dishonesty in commercial deals,” Frater told the judge. “And we say this case is a case about dishonest commercial dealings.”

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