Huawei CFO Allowed to Return to China After Reaching Deal with U.S. Prosecutors

Comment by Jim Campbell

September 24th, 2021

So much for the concept of “Mandatory Minimum Sentences, as illustrated in the article that follows this one.

It would seem highly probable that lots of money changed hands so that this deal could be brokered.

Once again we are shown that justice is not blind in American jurisprudence.

It’s time to overhaul the system.

The question is how?

Doing away with lifetime appointments would be a great start.

Why not make their term on the bench the length of who appointed them at the state level?

Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou leaves her home to attend a court hearing in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on Sept. 24, 2021.  (Taehoon Kim/Reuters)

Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou leaves her home to attend a court hearing in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on Sept. 24, 2021. (Taehoon Kim/Reuters) Huawei

Epoch Times

By Eva Fu September 24, 2021

NEW YORK—Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou has reached a deferred prosecution agreement with the United States that would allow her to return to China nearly three years after her arrest and detention in Canada, U.S. prosecutors said before a Brooklyn district court on Sept. 24. The deal was approved by U.S. District Judge Ann Donnelly.

As part of the agreement, the government would put the prosecution on hold until December 2022 and drop the case altogether if the defendant complies with specified conditions in the agreement, according to the federal prosecutor.

Meng would be able to leave Canada on Dec. 1 next year, the prosecutor said.

Under the deal, Meng pleaded not guilty to charges relating to bank and wire fraud while appearing virtually at a Brooklyn federal court.

Donnelly signed off on a personal recognizance bond granting Meng’s freedom. The United States plans to withdraw its request to Canada for her extradition, Assistant U.S. Attorney David Kessler said.

Meng, the chief financial officer for the Chinese telecom giant and daughter of the company’s founder, was arrested at Vancouver International Airport in December 2018 at the request of the United States. U.S. prosecutors accused her of involvement in a scheme to use the global banking system to evade U.S. sanctions on Iran.

Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou arrives to attend court in Vancouver
Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou leaves her home to attend a virtual court hearing in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on Sept. 24, 2021. (Taehoon Kim/Reuters)

Dressed in a black polka dot dress before attending a separate remote court hearing in Vancouver the same day, Meng, who had been largely expressionless in public appearances, seemed upbeat with a smile on her face.

The 49-year-old is at the center of a trilateral dispute between China, Canada, and the United States. China had summoned the U.S. ambassador over Meng and warned Canada of “grave consequences” if she was not released.

Shortly after Meng’s arrest in 2019, Chinese authorities detained two Canadians and accused them of spying—a move widely seen as a tactic often used by Beijing known as “hostage diplomacy.”

A Chinese court last month sentenced one of the Canadians, businessman Michael Spavor, to 11 years in prison. The other, diplomat, Michael Kovrig, sat through a closed-door trial in March, with the verdict moved to an unspecified date.

Canadian citizen Robert Schellenberg, who Chinese authorities previously handed a 15-year prison term over drug smuggling, was condemned to death one month following Meng’s arrest. The court rejected his appeal on Aug. 10, a day before Spavor’s sentencing. Meng appeared in a Vancouver courtroom hours after Spavor’s court appearance.

Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou arrives to attend court in Vancouver
Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou leaves her home to attend a virtual court hearing in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on Sept. 24, 2021. (Taehoon Kim/Reuters)

Meng has maintained her innocence and has been fighting her extradition while confined to her six-bedroom home, where she was monitored by private security 24/7 as part of her bail agreement.

Huawei, a major 5G network supplier, was placed on a U.S. trade blacklist in 2019 over national security concerns and human rights violations. The sanctions have restricted its access to critical U.S. technologies and crippled the firm’s smartphone business, resulting in its steepest drop in revenue in the first half of 2021.

THE END.

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