The financial director of the Chinese company Huawei, Meng Wanzhou, is due to appear in a virtual format in a court in the New York district of Brooklyn on Friday, where he is going to plead guilty to the charges against her and pay a fine as part of a deal with American justice. The CBC TV channel reported this.
According to his sources, the trial is scheduled for 13: 00 local time. According to the meeting results, the Brooklyn court may suspend the process of Meng Wanzhou’s extradition from Canada to the United States. If this happens, the Supreme Court of the Canadian province of British Columbia in Vancouver, where the case on her extradition to the United States is being heard, may cancel the order on Huawei’s CFO stay under house arrest on Friday, and she will be free.
The case of Meng Wanzhou has been going on for more than two and a half years. She was detained by Canadian law enforcement agencies on December 1, 2018, at Vancouver Airport while transferring to another flight on a separate extradition request from the prosecutor’s Office of the Eastern District of New York in connection with charges of violating U.S. trade sanctions against Iran, which she allegedly tried to avoid by providing false information to banks.
On December 11 of the same year, the court released her on bail in the amount of 10 million Canadian dollars (7 million U.S. dollars), allowing her to live in her husband’s house in Vancouver until a final decision on extradition. According to the judge’s decision, the Huawei CFO must be under round-the-clock surveillance (she wears a unique bracelet on her leg, several security guards constantly monitor her). Her movements around the city are partially restricted.