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  1. LI FANGWEI

    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... more →

    REWARD: The United States Department of State’s Transnational Organized Crime Rewards Program is offering a reward of up to $5 million for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of Li Fangwei.

    Li Fangwei, who is more commonly known by the name Karl Lee, was previously sanctioned by the United States for his alleged role as a principal supplier to Iran's ballistic missile program. It is alleged that from 2006 through the present time Li Fangwei controlled a large network of front companies based in Eastern China which he allegedly used to defraud United States banks, regulators, and companies in violation of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) and the Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferators Sanctions Regulations. It is also alleged that he continues to violate United States law and economic sanctions by engaging in prohibited transactions worth millions of dollars through United States-based financial institutions.

    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).

    Li Fangwei is known to speak both Mandarin and English.

    Li Fangwei has a mole on his upper lip.

    • Karl Lee
    • Sunny Bai
    • Song Dahai
    • Fangwei Li
    • Charles Lee
    • Charles Li
    • David Li
    • F.W. Li
    • FW Li
    • Wei Li
    • Li Wei
    • K. L. Wei
    • KL Wei
    • Li Fang Wei
    • "KL"
    • "Patric"
    Date(s) of Birth Used: September 18, 1972 Hair: Black
    Place of Birth: Heilongjiang, China Eyes: Brown
    Height: Approximately 5'7"
    Weight: Approximately 150 pounds Sex: Male
    Race: Asian
    Nationality: Chinese
  2. CHRISTOPHER ROBERT METSOS

    Conspiracy to Act as an Unregistered Agent of a Foreign Government; Conspiracy to Commit Money Laundering

    REWARD: The FBI is offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to the arrest of Christopher Robert Metsos.

    Christopher Robert Metsos is wanted for failing to register as an agent of a foreign government as required by United States law. This occurred from 1993 to 2005. During that time, Metsos allegedly took part in a money laundering scheme, causing money to be illegally transferred to other United States-based co-conspirators who were also unregistered agents of a foreign government. A federal arrest warrant was issued for Metsos in the United States District Court, Southern District of New York, on June 25, 2010, after he was charged with conspiracy to act as an unregistered agent of a foreign government and conspiracy to commit money laundering. Metsos was arrested in Cyprus on June 29, 2010, but posted bail and fled.

    Metsos may have fled to Russia. He has travelled the world extensively. He may wear a moustache and eyeglasses. Metsos is trained in martial arts and holds a black belt.

    Metsos has a scar on his chest and burn/pock marks on his arms.

    • Christopher R. Metsos
    • Pavel Kapustin
    • Gerard Martin Kelleher
    • Diego Cadenilla Jose Antonio
    • Luis Miguel Alarcon-Correas
    • Patrick Allen Woolcocks
    • Peter Michael Franklin
    • Graham Douglas Cox
    • Pavel Gukov
    • Sean Proinnsias O'Donaill
    Date(s) of Birth Used: June 16, 1956; April 7, 1954; November 17, 1959; October 20, 1955; June 21, 1956; March 17, 1956; October 9, 1953; April 27, 1958; June 1, 1954; December 30, 1954 Hair: Light Brown (Balding)
    Place of Birth: Canada Eyes: Brown
    Height: 5'11" to 6'0"
    Weight: 180 to 195 pounds Sex: Male
    Race: White
    Nationality: Canadian
  3. Li, Shaoming

    Conspiracy to Steal Trade Secrets

    From approximately April 2011 to approximately December 2012, Li, Shaoming, Lin, Yong, Wang, Hongwei, Wang, Lei, and Ye, Jian allegedly conspired to steal the intellectual property of several United States-based seed manufacturing companies and transport the intellectual property to the People's Republic of China for the benefit of their China-based seed company. The 5 individuals are alleged to have conspired to steal "inbred" corn seed from Dupont Pioneer, Monsanto, and LG Seeds. This “inbred” or “parent” line of seed constitutes valuable intellectual property of a seed producer. The estimated loss on an “inbred” line of seed is approximately 5 to 8 years of research and a minimum of 30 to 40 million dollars.

    After Li, Shaoming was charged with conspiracy to steal trade secrets, a federal warrant was issued for his arrest in the United States District Court, Southern District of Iowa, on December 17, 2013.

    Li, Shaoming should be considered an international flight risk. He has possibly visited China and Argentina. Li, Shaoming speaks Mandarin and English.

    Li, Shaoming has a raised mole on the right side of his nose.

    • Shaoming, Li
    • Li, Shao Ming
    Date(s) of Birth Used: September 7, 1966 Hair: Black
    Place of Birth: Wusu, Xinjiang, China Eyes: Brown
    Sex: Male
    Race: Asian
    Occupation: President of Beijing Kings Nower Seed S&T Co., Ltd., an agriculture company located in Beijing, China.
    Nationality: Chinese
  4. Lin, Yong

    Conspiracy to Steal Trade Secrets

    From approximately April 2011 to approximately December 2012, Lin, Yong, Wang, Hongwei, Wang, Lei, Ye, Jian, and Li, Shaoming allegedly conspired to steal the intellectual property of several United States-based seed manufacturing companies and transport the intellectual property to the People's Republic of China for the benefit of their China-based seed company. The 5 individuals are alleged to have conspired to steal "inbred" corn seed from Dupont Pioneer, Monsanto, and LG Seeds. This “inbred” or “parent” line of seed constitutes valuable intellectual property of a seed producer. The estimated loss on an “inbred” line of seed is approximately 5 to 8 years of research and a minimum of 30 to 40 million dollars.

    After Lin, Yong was charged with conspiracy to steal trade secrets, a federal warrant was issued for his arrest in the United States District Court, Southern District of Iowa, on December 17, 2013.

    Lin, Yong should be considered an international flight risk. He has possibly visited China and Argentina. Lin, Yong may wear glasses. He also speaks Mandarin and English.

    Lin, Yong has a birthmark on his forehead.

    • Yong, Lin
    Date(s) of Birth Used: December 2, 1976 Hair: Black
    Place of Birth: Anhui, China Eyes: Brown
    Sex: Male
    Race: Asian
    Occupation: Rice Research and Development Manager for Beijing Kings Nower Seed S&T Co., Ltd.
    Nationality: Chinese
  5. Wang, Hongwei

    Conspriacy to Steal Trade Secrets

    From approximately April 2011 to approximately December 2012, Wang, Hongwei, Li, Shaoming, Lin, Yong, Wang, Lei, and Ye, Jian allegedly conspired to steal the intellectual property of several United States-based seed manufacturing companies and transport the intellectual property to the People's Republic of China for the benefit of their China-based seed company. The 5 individuals are alleged to have conspired to steal "inbred" corn seed from Dupont Pioneer, Monsanto, and LG Seeds. This “inbred” or “parent” line of seed constitutes valuable intellectual property of a seed producer. The estimated loss on an “inbred” line of seed is approximately 5 to 8 years of research and a minimum of 30 to 40 million dollars.

    After Wang, Hongwei was charged with conspiracy to steal trade secrets, a federal warrant was issued for his arrest in the United States District Court, Southern District of Iowa, on December 17, 2013.

    Wang, Hongwei may have dual citizenship with China and Canada. He should also be considered an international flight risk. He has possibly visited China and Argentina, and he speaks Mandarin and English.

    • Hongwei, Wang
    • Wang, Hong Wei
    Date(s) of Birth Used: March 16, 1969 Hair: Black
    Place of Birth: China Eyes: Brown
    Sex: Male
    Race: Asian
    Nationality: Chinese
  6. Wang, Lei

    Conspiracy to Steal Trade Secrets

    From approximately April 2011 to approximately December 2012, Wang, Lei, Li, Shaoming, Lin, Yong, Wang, Hongwei, and Ye, Jian allegedly conspired to steal the intellectual property of several United States-based seed manufacturing companies and transport the intellectual property to the People's Republic of China for the benefit of their China-based seed company. The 5 individuals are alleged to have conspired to steal “inbred” corn seed from Dupont Pioneer, Monsanto, and LG Seeds. This “inbred” or “parent” line of seed constitutes valuable intellectual property of a seed producer. The estimated loss on an “inbred” line of seed is approximately 5 to 8 years of research and a minimum of 30 to 40 million dollars.

    After Wang, Lei was charged with conspiracy to steal trade secrets, a federal warrant was issued for his arrest in the United States District Court, Southern District of Iowa, on December 17, 2013.

    Wang, Lei should be considered an international flight risk. He has possibly visited China and Argentina and speaks Mandarin and English. He may also wear glasses.

    • Lei, Wang
    • Xu, Wancheng
    • Wancheng, Xu
    Date(s) of Birth Used: October 22, 1962 Hair: Black
    Place of Birth: Tacheng, Xinjiang, China or Urumqi, Xinjiang, China Eyes: Brown
    Sex: Male
    Race: Asian
    Occupation: Manager at Beijing New Gainer Seed Co., Ltd.
    Nationality: Chinese
  7. Ye, Jian

    Conspiracy to Steal Trade Secrets

    From approximately April 2011 to approximately December 2012, Ye, Jian, Li, Shaoming, Lin, Yong, Wang, Hongwei, and Wang, Lei allegedly conspired to steal the intellectual property of several United States-based seed manufacturing companies and transport the intellectual property to the People's Republic of China for the benefit of their China-based seed company. The 5 individuals are alleged to have conspired to steal “inbred” corn seed from Dupont Pioneer, Monsanto, and LG Seeds. This “inbred” or “parent” line of seed constitutes valuable intellectual property of a seed producer. The estimated loss on an “inbred” line of seed is approximately 5 to 8 years of research and a minimum of 30 to 40 million dollars.

    After Ye, Jian was charged with conspiracy to steal trade secrets, a federal warrant was issued for his arrest in the United States District Court, Southern District of Iowa, on December 17, 2013.

    Ye, Jian should be considered an international flight risk. He has possibly visited China and Argentina, and he speaks Mandarin and English.

    • Jian, Ye
    Date(s) of Birth Used: June 10, 1981 Hair: Black
    Place of Birth: Shaanxi, China Eyes: Brown
    Sex: Male
    Race: Asian
    Occupation: Research manager for Beijing Kings Nower Seed S&T Co., Ltd.
    Nationality: Chinese
  8. YURY YEVGENYEVICH SAVIN

    International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA); Conspiracy to Commit IEEPA; Conspiracy to Commit Arms Export Control Act (AECA); and Commit Wire Fraud

    Yury Savin and his co-conspirator, Sergey Klinov, are wanted for their involvement in several white collar crimes. Both men did business with ARC Electronics, a Russian procurement company. Yury Savin and Sergey Klinov were indicted for violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA), conspiring to violate IEEPA, conspiring to violate the Arms Export Control Act (AECA), and committing wire fraud from October 1, 2008 to September 28, 2012. Subjects in the U.S. were allegedly exporting controlled dual use technology from U.S. companies to Yury Savin and Sergey Klinov, in Russia. The Russian subjects reportedly wired funds back to the U.S. through third countries in order to disguise its origin and association to the Russian military and intelligence agencies as the final end users.

    On September 28, 2012, the United States District Court, Eastern District of New York, indicted Yury Savin and Sergey Klinov for violating the above-listed offenses.

    Savin travels and has traveled to Thailand and Greece.

    Savin has a clef chin.

    • Yuri Savin
    Date(s) of Birth Used: January 12, 1975 Hair: Brown
    Place of Birth: Moscow, Russia Eyes: Blue
    Height: 5'10"
    Weight: 180 pounds Sex: Male
    Race: White
    Occupation: Savin worked for Atrilor LLC in Moscow, which is an electronics company. He worked in procurement.
    Nationality: Russian
  9. SERGEY YEVGENYEVICH KLINOV

    International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA); Conspiracy to Commit IEEPA; Conspiracy to Commit Arms Export Control Act; Commit Wire Fraud; and Obstruction of Justice

    Sergey Klinov and his co-conspirator, Yury Savin, are wanted for their involvement in several white collar crimes. Both men did business with ARC Electronics, a Russian procurement company. Sergey Klinov and Yury Savin were indicted for violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA), conspiring to violate IEEPA, conspiring to violate the Arms Export Control Act (AECA), and committing wire fraud from October 1, 2008 to September 28, 2012. Subjects in the U.S. were allegedly exporting controlled dual use technology from U.S. companies to Sergey Klinov and Yury Savin, in Russia. The Russian subjects reportedly wired funds back to the U.S. through third countries in order to disguise its origin and association to the Russian military and intelligence agencies as the final end users.

    On September 28, 2012, the United States District Court, Eastern District of New York, indicted Sergey Klinov and Yury Savin for violating the above-listed offenses. Additionally, Klinov was also charged with obstruction of justice.

    Regarding his appearance, Klinov has long ears and a mustache. He travels and has traveled to Austria, China, Germany, Hong Kong, and Italy.

    Date(s) of Birth Used: February 18, 1968 Hair: Balding pattern with a tufted spot on top of head; hair is either brown or black.
    Place of Birth: Tymovskoye, Russia Eyes: Brown
    Sex: Male
    Race: White
    Occupation: Klinov is the owner of APEX and Mig Electronics is a subsidiary of that company.
    Nationality: Russian