Huawei government Meng Wanzhou is combating extradition to the United States, the place she faces fraud prices.A lawyer for Meng Wanzhou has accused a high Canadian legislation enforcement officer of partaking in a “cover-up”, because the Huawei government continued to combat extradition from Canada to the United States.
Defence lawyer Scott Fenton on Thursday accused Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Sergeant Janice Vander Graaf, who oversaw Meng’s arrest in 2018, of “trying to cover up” for subordinate RCMP officers.
Fenton alleged Vander Graaf had deviated from her preliminary court docket submissions as as to if RCMP officers had despatched Meng’s digital serial numbers to the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
In a sworn assertion in 2019, Vander Graaf mentioned she didn’t recall occasions associated to the serial numbers.
But on Wednesday, she testified within the Supreme Court of British Columbia that an RCMP constable informed her that the numbers had been despatched to the FBI.
“I suggest … you tailored your evidence to suit what you think protects the RCMP,” Fenton mentioned on Thursday.
Vander Graaf rejected the accusation she engaged in a cover-up as “absolutely not true”. She mentioned in court docket on Thursday that she remembered particulars she didn’t recall when she swore the affidavit final 12 months.
Canadian legislation enforcement officers arrested Meng, the chief monetary officer of Chinese telecom big Huawei, in December 2018 on a warrant from the US.
US authorities accuse her of deceptive HSBC financial institution about Huawei’s enterprise dealings with Iran, violating US sanctions on that nation.
Meng, who’s below home arrest in Vancouver, has repeatedly denied the fees.
The extradition case has spurred tensions between China and Canada, which have engaged in a heated confrontation since Meng’s arrest.
Two Canadians – former diplomat Michael Kovrig and businessman Michael Spavor – had been additionally arrested in China on spying prices shortly after Meng was detained, worsening relations between the nations.