According to Reuters, more than four years after her arrest, Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou’s case of violating US sanctions against Iran has finally come to an end. The unit will no longer be able to prosecute Meng with the same offence.
Meng Wanzhou was arrested on December 1, 2018 while in transit in Canada for violating the US embargo on Iran. The main charge was bank fraud. Although the United States continued to seek Meng’s extradition to the United States, Meng was under house arrest in Canada until September last year, when Meng Wanzhou reached a deferred prosecution agreement with the US Department of Justice — Meng Wanzhou pleaded not guilty to fraud and others. charges, but will admit to some misconduct. Meng was released by Canada immediately after reaching an agreement with the United States, and left Canada to return to China on a Chinese government chartered plane.
The agreement runs from the date of Meng’s arrest on December 1, 2018 to December 1, 2022, for a period of four years. As long as Meng completes her commitment to the United States before the expiration date, the United States will withdraw all charges against her, and now is the date the agreement expires.
However, although Meng Wanzhou himself is said to have escaped the judicial process, Huawei and its subsidiaries are still involved in legal proceedings in the United States, and some of the misconduct that Meng has also admittedly been detrimental to Huawei in this lawsuit. In addition to legal issues, the Flintshire County Council has also banned the sale of telecommunications and video equipment from many Chinese companies, including Huawei recently. The general conflict between the two shows no signs of easing.