The Many Passports of Arrested Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou

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In making their case that Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou who was arrested on fraud charges in Vancouver should be denied bail, the U.S. prosecution said that she has access to “numerous passports and visa documents,” allowing her to flee with more ease.

According to the U.S. Justice Department and the United States Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of New York, Meng has used seven passports from China and Hong Kong in the last 11 years to enter the United States. The passports include four issued by China, and three issued by Hong Kong.

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Michael Spratt, an Ottawa-based lawyer specializing in criminal law, says that when it comes to bail hearings, if a person has more than one passport, it could add more challenge to make the case that the person is not a flight risk.

“When the person has multiple different travel documents, it could be hard to satisfy the court that all of those documents that would allow travel will be turned over to the authorities,” Spratt said.

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Read Omid Ghoreishi’s full article: Epoch Times