Conspiracy to Commit Bank Fraud; Conspiracy to Violate and Violations of International Emergency Economic Powers Act; North Korean Sanctions Regulations; Conspiracy to Launder Monetary Instruments; Laundering Monetary Instruments
|Date(s) of Birth Used
|February 26, 1963
|Place of Birth
|Owner and Senior Executive of a Foreign Tobacco Company
The United States Department of State’s Transnational Organized Crime Rewards Program is offering a reward of up to $500,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Qin Guoming.
Qin Guoming is a Chinese national who allegedly served in a supervisory capacity of an illicit procurement network for tobacco and other goods on behalf of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. It is alleged that Qin was a pivotal component in the creation and registration of numerous front companies to prolong this procurement scheme and ultimately evade U.S. sanctions.
On March 21, 2023, a federal arrest warrant was issued for Qin Gouming in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, Washington, D.C., after being charged with Conspiracy to Commit Bank Fraud, Conspiracy to Violate and Violations of International Emergency Economic Powers Act, North Korean Sanctions Regulations, Conspiracy to Launder Monetary Instruments, and Laundering Monetary Instruments.