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US, Meng Wanzhou in talks to resolve charges: report

2021-09-18 HKT 12:01
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  • A report says the United States is prepared to end an extradition request against Meng Wanzhou if she pleads guilty and pays a hefty fine. File photo: AFP
    A report says the United States is prepared to end an extradition request against Meng Wanzhou if she pleads guilty and pays a hefty fine. File photo: AFP
The US Department of Justice is in talks with Huawei and lawyers for its Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou about an agreement that could allow her to return to the mainland, the Globe and Mail reported on Friday, citing Canadian sources.

Meng was arrested at Vancouver International Airport in December 2018 on a warrant from the United States, charging her with fraud for allegedly misleading HSBC about Huawei's business dealings in Iran.

The United States is prepared to end an extradition request and criminal proceedings against Meng if she pleads guilty and pays a hefty fine, the report said, citing sources.

Both parties have been in talks for weeks, the newspaper added, citing two of its sources.

Huawei and the US Justice Department did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Meng, who has maintained her innocence and is fighting extradition, is confined to Vancouver and monitored 24/7 by private security that she pays for as part of her bail agreement.

Judicial hearings in her extradition case wrapped up in August with the date for a ruling to be set on October 21.

Following Meng's arrest, Beijing detained two Canadians, sentencing one in August to 11 years in prison for espionage. (Reuters)