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UK court blocks release of HSBC papers in Huawei CFO fraud case

A British judge on Friday blocked the release of internal HSBC documents relating to U.S. fraud allegations against Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou.

Meng is facing charges of bank fraud in the United States for allegedly misleading HSBC about Huawei’s business dealings in Iran, causing the bank to violate U.S. sanctions.

In a hearing at Britain’s High Court last week, her lawyers argued that the charges against her were based on a presentation she gave to a senior HSBC executive in 2013.

The legal team said that “an incomplete version” of her statements in the presentation had been presented by U.S. authorities and asked the court to order the release of HSBC documents detailing the contents of the meeting.

The judge’s written judgment on Friday declined Meng’s application and ordered her team to pay legal costs of 80,000 pounds.

 

Source: Reuters

Link: UK court blocks release of HSBC papers in Huawei CFO fraud case | Reuters

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