Chinese National Charged For Conspiring To Provide Materials For The Production Of Ballistic Missiles To Iran In Violation Of U.S. Sanctions

May 16, 2023


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A U.S. federal court unsealed an indictment against Chinese national Xiangjiang Qiao, also known as Joe Hansen, charging him with sanctions evasion, money laundering, and bank fraud. According to court documents, Qiao is an employee of the China-based company Sinotech Dalian Carbon and Graphite Manufacturing Corporation (Sinotech Dalian) and an associate of Li Fangwei, also known as Karl Lee. Qiao is accused of supplying isostatic graphite to Iran between March 2019 and September 2022 and using front companies to conceal Sinotech Dalian's involvement.