US in Talks to Release Huawei Executive

The US Justice Department is reportedly discussing an arrangement that would allow Huawei Finance Chief Meng Wanzhou to return to China in exchange for admitting wrongdoing.

The US Justice Department is reportedly discussing an arrangement that would allow Huawei Finance Chief Meng Wanzhou to return to China in exchange for admitting wrongdoing.

The Wall Street Journal first reported that an unnamed source disclosed about a deal that could see Meng released by signing a deferred prosecution agreement admitting criminal wrongdoing.

The accusations are regarding the alleged violations conducted by Huawei of US sanctions on Iran.

Meng has not agreed to the proposal yet because she said she believes she has done nothing wrong and is not guilty of any crime.

Meng has been under partial house arrest in Canada for two years while resisting extradition to the US on fraud charges.

The Wall Street Journal also said that the proposed deal could make the release of Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor who were detained in China as an alleged retaliation to Meng’s arrest.

Beijing denied allegations between Meng’s case and the arrest of Spavor and Kovrig and accused Ottawa of colluding with the US in holding Meng. 

Meng’s Canadian lawyers, Huawei Canada, Canada’s Department of Justice have not yet made any statements regarding the report. 


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