קנדה: נעצרה סמנכ''לית הכספים של וואווי לבקשת ארה''ב. חשודה בהפרת הסנקציות נגד אירן
סמנכ"לית הכספים של וואווי, שהיא גם סגן יו"ר חבר המנהלים והבת של מקים החברה, וואנזו מנג, נעצרה בונקובר לבקשת ארה"ב
החשודה צפוייה לעבור תהליך של הסגרה ולעמוד למשפט בחשד הפרות הסנקציות נגד אירן
Canada arrests Huawei’s global chief financial officer in Vancouver
Canada has arrested the chief financial officer of China’s Huawei Technologies who is facing extradition to the United States on suspicion she violated U.S. trade sanctions against Iran.
Wanzhou Meng, who is also the deputy chair of Huawei’s board and the daughter of company founder Ren Zhengfei, was arrested in Vancouver at the request of U.S. authorities.
“Wanzhou Meng was arrested in Vancouver on December 1. She is sought for extradition by the United States, and a bail hearing has been set for Friday,” Justice department spokesperson Ian McLeod said in a statement to The Globe and Mail. “As there is a publication ban in effect, we cannot provide any further detail at this time. The ban was sought by Ms. Meng.
A Canadian source with knowledge of the arrest said U.S. law enforcement authorities are alleging that Ms. Meng tried to evade the U.S. trade embargo against Iran but provided no further details..
U.S. prosecutors in New York have been investigating whether Huawei violated U.S. sanctions in relation to Iran. News of the probe broke in April 2018 when it was reported by the Wall Street Journal.