Canadian Border Official says Sharing Information with the FBI in Huawei CFO Case not Necessary

A Canadian border official who oversaw staff at the airport in Vancouver when Meng Wanzhou, Huawei Chief Financial Officer, was arrested two years ago, testified information that was inappropriate.

A Canadian border official who oversaw staff at the airport in Vancouver when Meng Wanzhou, Huawei Chief Financial Officer, was arrested two years ago, testified information that was deemed inappropriate.

Chief Nicole Goodman of Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) told the court Meng’s travel history.

This information should not been shared with the FBI. 

Goodman was reacting to communications shown in court between agencies in Canada and the United States. 

These agencies were not able to establish a clear legal basis for such sharing.

Meng is currently facing charges of bank fraud for allegedly misleading HSBC regarding Huawei Technologies Co Ltd’s business agreements in Iran, which caused the bank to break sanctions in the United States.

Meng has denied the charges and is fighting the extradition from Vancouver, where she is currently under house arrest.

According to the Canadian prosecutors on the case, two additional witnesses will be testifying next week as part of Meng’s ongoing U.S. extradition hearing. 

Witness testimony continues amid reports last week that prosecutors from the United States are discussing a deal with lawyers for Meng to be able to resolve the criminal charges against her, which signals a potential end to a case that has strained ties between the United States, China and Canada.

China arrested Canadian citizens Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig on surveillance charges soon after Meng’s arrest.


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