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Canada/Canadian-Media: Talks are in progress between the U.S. Justice Department and representatives of Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies Co. about a deal that would see the Chinese telecom executive free to return home from Canada if she admits her guilt, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.
Meng Wanzhou. Image credit: Wikipedia.
Meng was arrested Dec 2018 on a U.S. extradition request over allegations that she lied to a Hong Kong banker in 2013 about Huawei's control of a subsidiary that's accused of violating U.S. sanctions against Iran.
Shortly after Meng's arrest, Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor were detained in China, where they remain in detention and were charged with spying for Canada.
In the Journal’s reports that if she does that, U.S. prosecutors would defer the charges against Meng, and could even drop them at a later date. The report added that the proposed deal could pave the way for China to return Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, two Canadians detained there on charges of spying.