Sweden gave US the Chinese ex-official accused of money laundering
A former Chinese official, who was on the run for more than five years, extradited from Sweden to the USA on charges of laundering millions of dollars, which he bought real estate in the suburbs of Los Angeles, according to the Prosecutor of the Central district of California.
We are talking about a 56-year-old Qiao Jianjun the. Back in 2014 in the U.S., he and his ex-wife Zhao Shilang was charged with conspiracy to commit immigration fraud and international transportation of stolen money, but also conspiracy to commit money laundering and financial transaction with criminal property.
According to the Prosecutor, as Director of the granaries in the city of Zhoukou in the Chinese province of Henan from 1998 to 2011, Qiao allegedly laundered millions of dollars of income associated with fraudulent transactions through banks in China, Hong Kong and Singapore. In the indictment it is said that Qiao then used the stolen funds to, among other things, for the purchase of two properties in Monterey Park.
In turn, the ex-wife Qiao pleaded guilty to obtain an immigration visa to the United States called themselves the actual wife
The prosecutors say that Qiao faces 20 years on charges of conspiracy to commit money laundering and 10 years for each count of financial transactions with criminal property.