US discussing ‘deal’ allowing Huawei’s CFO to return to China

The US Department of Justice is discussing a deal with Huawei Technologies chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou that would allow her to return home to China from Canada, where she was arrested on a US extradition warrant two years ago, in exchange for admitting wrongdoing, according to the Wall Street Journal and Reuters news agency.

The criminal case relates to allegations that Meng breached US sanctions on Iran on Huawei’s behalf and has strained relations between China, Canada and the US.

Lawyers for Meng, who faces wire and bank fraud charges, have spoken to Justice Department officials in recent weeks about the possibility of reaching a “deferred prosecution agreement”, the Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

Negotiations between the two parties reportedly picked up after the US presidential election a month ago, another source told Reuters, but it is still unclear what kind of deal could be struck.

Lawyers for Meng, who faces wire and bank fraud charges, have spoken to Justice Department officials in recent weeks about the possibility of reaching a “deferred prosecution agreement”, the Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

Negotiations between the two parties reportedly picked up after the US presidential election a month ago, another source told Reuters, but it is still unclear what kind of deal could be struck.

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