VANCOUVER (Dec 12): Huawei Technologies Co Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou was granted bail by a Canadian court, allowing the executive to stay in her Vancouver home as she awaits a possible extradition to the US over fraud charges.

A courtroom sketch of Meng Wanzhou speaking to her lawyer David Martin during a bail hearing on Dec. 10. Photographer: Jane Wolsak/The Canadian Press via AP Photo

Justice William Ehrcke of the British Columbia Supreme Court agreed to release Meng after four former colleagues and friends joined her husband in pledging a combined C$10 million ($10.3 million) in cash and home equity to support her bail request. By agreeing to act as “sureties,” the five people commit to ensuring she doesn’t flee and abides by other bail terms.

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