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Huawei CFO's team expected to ask judge for adjournment in final extradition hearings

Last Updated Apr 19, 2021 at 1:03 am PDT

Chief Financial Officer of Huawei, Meng Wanzhou leaves her home in Vancouver, Thursday, March 25, 2021 to go to B.C. Supreme Court. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

VANCOUVER — Lawyers for Meng Wanzhou are expected to ask a B.C. Supreme Court judge today to delay the final leg of hearings in her extradition case.

The court said in a statement last week that the Huawei executive’s application for an adjournment would be heard this morning.

The hearings were scheduled to begin April 26 and run for three weeks.

They are expected to cover a final branch of abuse of process allegations from Meng’s team before moving on to arguments over remedy and the actual extradition hearing.

Meng was arrested in 2018 at Vancouver’s airport on a request by the United States, where she faces fraud charges that both she and the telecom company deny.

She is accused of lying to HSBC about Huawei’s control of another company doing business in Iran, putting the bank at risk of violating U.S. sanctions.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 19, 2021.

The Canadian Press