Huawei CFO had resources to flee Canada, border agent tells court in U.S. extradition case

VANCOUVER (Reuters) – A Canadian border official involved with the interrogation of Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou ahead of her 2018 arrest told a court on Thursday she was a flight risk and had the resources to escape the country without reporting to authorities.

Prosecutors are trying to establish that Meng’s arrest and investigation were above board, while Meng’s lawyers are seeking to prove that Canadian and U.S. authorities illegally directed the Canada Border Services Agency’s (CBSA) examination of Meng in order to use the agency’s additional investigative powers to gather information from her without a lawyer present.

Meng, 48, is accused of misrepresenting Huawei Technologies Co Ltd’s [HWT.UL] dealings with Iran, putting one of its lenders HSBC at risk of violating U.S. trade sanctions.Reuters News

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