DOB: September 18, 1972
POB: Heilongjiang, China
Li Fangwei, also known as Karl Lee, is involved in the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction-related technology to Iran. It is alleged that from 2006 through the present time he illicitly and routinely has used front companies based in Eastern China to defraud United States banks, regulators, and customers, and frequently arranges for the procurement of United States and other dual-use products in violation of United States law and international sanctions against Iran. He is allegedly a prolific supplier to the ballistic missile program of the Government of Iran, a designated State Sponsor of Terrorism. It is also alleged that he continues to violate United States law by using United States financial institutions to engage in international commercial transactions. Li Fangwei was indicted on April 28, 2014, in the United States District Court, Southern District of New York, and a federal arrest warrant was issued after he was charged with Conspiracy to Violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (One Count); Violation of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (Two Counts); Conspiracy to Commit Money Laundering (One Count); Conspiracy to Commit Wire and Bank Fraud (One Count); and Wire Fraud (Two Counts).
The U.S. Department of State is currently offering a REWARD OF UP TO $5 MILLION for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of Li Fangwei.
If you have information and you are outside the United States, please contact the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate. In the United States, please contact the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) office in your city or via the Major Case Contact Center at 1-800-CALLFBI (225-5324); .