(Conspiracy to Violate IEEPA)
The Grand Jury Charges:
1. Xiangjiang Qiao, a/k/a/ "Joe Hansen," the defendant, is a national of the People's Republic of China ("China"). From in or about March 2019, up to and including in or about September 2022, QIAO participated in a scheme to use the U.S. financial system to conduct transactions through Sinotech Dalian Carbon and Graphite Manufacturing Corporation ("Sinotech Dalian"), a China-based company of which QIAO is an employee, for the benefit of a purported Iranian entity, in violation of U.S. sanctions against Iran. QIAO is an associate of Li Fangwei, a/k/a "Karl Lee" ("Lee"), who is charged in this District with, among other offenses, violating U.S. sanctions against Iran. See United States v. Li Fangwei, Sl 14 Cr. 144 (S.D.N.Y.).