Huawei Canadian Chief of Finance arrested in Canada


Wanzhou, who is one of the vice presidents of the board of directors of the Chinese technology company and daughter of the company's founder, Ren ZhengfeiShe was arrested on Dec. 1 and a hearing was scheduled for Friday, a Canadian Department of Justice spokeswoman said, according to the Globe and Mail newspaper.

Huawei has been investigated at least since 2016 by the United States for allegedly sending goods made there to Iran in violation of sanctions.

Representatives of Huawei, one of the world's largest telecommunication equipment manufacturers, could not be contacted by Reuters for comment.

Officials of the Departments of Justice Canada and the United States did not immediately respond to a request for comments.

US authorities have investigated Huawei at least since 2016, on charges that he shipped goods produced there to Iran in violation of Washington's laws and sanctions, sources told Reuters in April.


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