Chinese Government Official on Money Laundering Charges

March 18, 2015 3:59 PM

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SHANGHAI—The U.S. Justice Department indicted a fugitive Chinese government official and his ex-wife on immigration and money-laundering charges in a case that is one of the most visible signs of U.S. cooperation with China’s anticorruption crackdown.

The Justice Department, in an indictment unsealed Tuesday in Los Angeles, alleged Qiao Jianjun, the former director of a massive grain storage facility in central China, and his former wife, Zhao Shilan, lied about their marriage status as part of a scheme to funnel stolen money into the U.S. and to...

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