LIVE: Day 2 of Meng Wanzhou extradition hearing underway in Vancouver

Hearing is dealing with double-criminality — whether the crime for which Meng is being sought by the United States is also a crime in Canada

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Day 2 of a court hearing is underway today in Vancouver over a request from the United States to extradite Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou on fraud charges.

U.S. authorities allege that Meng, the chief financial officer of the Chinese tech giant and daughter of the company’s founder, committed fraud when she allegedly lied to a bank in 2013 about her company’s dealings with a former subsidiary accused of breaching the U.S. trade sanctions in Iran.

Monday’s first phase of the extradition hearing dealt with double-criminality — whether the crime for which Meng is being sought by the United States is also a crime in Canada.

Postmedia court reporter Keith Fraser is reporting live from the Vancouver courthouse:

 

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