Friday, June 18, 2021
ADVT 
National

Meng's lawyer says case against her 'unreliable'

Darpan News Desk The Canadian Press, 01 Mar, 2021 08:29 PM
  • Meng's lawyer says case against her 'unreliable'

- A lawyer for the Huawei executive facing extradition to the United States says there's evidence showing the case against her is "manifestly unreliable" and he wants that evidence admitted to the record.

Meng Wanzhou's lawyer Frank Addario says emails between staff at the telecom giant and international bank HSBC show the bank was well aware that Huawei controlled another company called Skycom, therefore Meng wasn't responsible for any violation of U.S. sanctions again Iran by the bank.

He told the B.C. Supreme Court hearing that staff at HSBC knew that Skycom was sold to Canicula, that Canicula was Skycom's parent company and that Huawei controlled the Canicula account.

Addario is asking the judge to admit affidavits including emails and bank account information into evidence to support the defence team's case at Meng's committal hearing, to be heard in May.

Meng was arrested at Vancouver's airport in 2018 on a request by U.S. officials who allege she misrepresented the relationship between Huawei and Skycom, causing HSBC to violate U.S. sanctions against Iran.

Both she and Huawei deny the allegations.

MORE National ARTICLES

Secretary of state chats up Trudeau, Garneau

Secretary of state chats up Trudeau, Garneau

Antony Blinken is visiting virtually with Foreign Affairs Minister Marc Garneau as part of the Biden administration's post-Trump fence-mending campaign.

Secretary of state chats up Trudeau, Garneau

B.C. police face investigation over video footage

B.C. police face investigation over video footage

Const. Tania Visintin says the officers responded to calls about a deceased individual at Stanley Park's Third Beach, and waited for the coroner to arrive.

B.C. police face investigation over video footage

BC Premier gives green light to Site C with a price tag of $16B

BC Premier gives green light to Site C with a price tag of $16B

The provincial government says the skyrocketing expenses are due to construction setbacks, geotechnical issues, COVID-19 and other cost and schedule pressures.

BC Premier gives green light to Site C with a price tag of $16B

Multiple charges laid in $1.8M fraud investigation of Surrey boat dealer

Multiple charges laid in $1.8M fraud investigation of Surrey boat dealer

The investigation included a search warrant executed at the business on August 8, 2019, that resulted in the seizure of multiple boats and documents.

Multiple charges laid in $1.8M fraud investigation of Surrey boat dealer

Who can get a COVID-19 vaccine in Canada?

Who can get a COVID-19 vaccine in Canada?

The province says it is in Phase 1 of its vaccine rollout. Health-care workers on the front lines of the pandemic, staff at long-term care homes, people of "advanced age" and adults in remote or isolated Indigenous communities have priority.

Who can get a COVID-19 vaccine in Canada?

O'Toole spent $3.69 million on leadership bid

O'Toole spent $3.69 million on leadership bid

All leadership candidates for political parties must submit detailed financial returns due six months after the race ends.

O'Toole spent $3.69 million on leadership bid