Meng, the daughter of the company founder, will appear in court on Monday for the first time in months after the Canadian government ordered her to stay in Vancouver until her extradition is settled.
The Chinese government condemned the American extradition campaign as overtly political. Huawei’s lengthy legal fight aims to show the U.S. government that it has no hope of securing Weng’s extradition for many years, and to increase political pressure on the Canadian government to recognize its system. judicial process is used in the context of Donald Trump’s trade battle with Beijing.
The US government alleges that Meng violated US sanctions by secretly negotiating with Iran using Huawei’s shell company, Skycom.
Two Canadian citizens – Michael Kovrig, a former diplomat, and Michael Spavor, an entrepreneur – have been arrested in China in what is considered a retaliatory mishap. The two men are unlikely to be released unless Canada makes the unusual decision to intervene in the extradition.
Lovring’s wife demanded Meng’s release. Chinese diplomats in Canada have also warned that relations between the two countries are deteriorating due to the episode.In new court documents, Meng’s defense team will argue that the US government committed fraud by providing Canada with a misleading record of the case against her when they requested her arrest for fraud and conspiracy in Vancouver in December. 2018.
The US government claims the 48-year-old finance official misled an HSBC executive in August 2013 about Huawei’s dealings with a Skycom subsidiary accused of violating US economic sanctions against Iran.
According to prosecutors, HSBC relied on its bogus assurances to continue funding Huawei, using dollar transactions, exposing the bank to lawsuits and fines by the United States.
Court documents submitted by Meng’s attorneys claim that the US government provided Canadian authorities with only 4 of the 16 slides she used in a PowerPoint presentation to reassure HSBC. The full set of slides, according to her lawyers, shows that she told HSBC bankers that Huawei controlled the Skycom bank account in Iran.
As a result, HSBC had the information to assess Huawei’s funding risk.
The allegation is one of three lines of attack that lawyers for Huawei’s CFO plan to pursue in the coming months to convince the B.C. Supreme Court judge overseeing the case that the rights de Meng were raped.
Meng was arrested in December 2018 after flying to Vancouver from Hong Kong en route to a business conference in Latin America. She will also claim that after being arrested at the Vancouver airport, she was subjected to a three-hour interrogation without a lawyer.
Today’s preliminary hearings precede a fuller hearing in February next year and will determine what legal defenses Meng’s lawyers will be allowed to mount to resist his extradition.