Huawei CFO's extradition hearings end in Canada

The defense of Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou has failed on facts and law, according to Canadian prosecutors, as hearings in their bid to extradite her to the United States finished on Wednesday.

The Chinese tech-giant executive will now await the judge's ruling, the date for which will be set on Oct. 21.

Meng was arrested at Vancouver airport in December 2018 on a warrant from the United States, charging her with fraud for allegedly misleading HSBC about Huawei's business dealings in Iran.

Meng has claimed innocence and is fighting the extradition, confined to Vancouver and monitored 24/7 by private security that she pays for as part of her bail agreement.

A Canadian government prosecutor said the judge should have no difficulty, quote, 'finding dishonesty' that was sufficient to make a case for fraud.

Her lawyers have said no real fraud took place, but also argued that her extradition should be stayed because the United States misled Canada when it summarized the evidence against Meng, and that former President Donald Trump's comments on her case poisoned any trial she might face.

Canadian prosecutors say the United States has a valid case against Meng and have emphasized that the bar for extradition is low.

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