The Justice Department unsealed a grand jury indictment in January 2012 alleging that Qiao Jian Jun, 51, and his ex-wife, Zhao Shilan, 51, fraudulently obtained visas to enter the U.S. through an immigrant investor program by lying about their marriage status, and laundered money to buy property in Washington. She was arrested in Newcastle, Washington, and held without bail. Qiao is being sought.
Qiao was once director of China's largest grain stockpile, Sinograin, and has been sought by the Chinese government since 2011 after he fled to the U.S. on suspicion of bribery and theft of national assets. The couple then transmitted $900,000 USD to the U.S. and bought properties in suburban Seattle. (1)
In China, both the Supreme People's Procuratorate and Ministry of Public Security provided evidences to their American counterparts, besides helping the U.S. law enforcement officers gather information and conduct interviews in Henan province in China.
On May 1, 2015, Shilan Zhao BOP Register Number 44815-086 was successfully treaty transferred back to Hong Kong. (2)