Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou leaves her home to attend a court hearing in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada November 16, 2020.
Jennifer Gaulthier | Reuters
GUANGZHOU, China — The U.S. government is in talks with Huawei’s chief finance officer, Meng Wanzhou, about a deal that could see her released back to China from Canada if she admits wrongdoing in the case against her, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
Lawyers for Meng have spoken to officials at the U.S. Department of Justice in recent weeks about entering a so-called deferred prosecution agreement, the WSJ said. More discussions are scheduled for this week with the aim of striking a deal before the end of the Trump administration, the report added.
The Department of Justice was not immediately available for comment when contacted by CNBC. Huawei declined to comment on the WSJ report.