A former Chinese official who was a fugitive for over five years has been extradited from Sweden to Los Angeles to face federal charges that allege he laundered millions of dollars of stolen money, using some of the funds to purchase two properties in a suburban Los Angeles-area community.
Jianjun Qiao (???), 56, arrived at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday after being extradited by Sweden. Qiao was taken into custody by the U.S. Marshals Service and was held in federal custody over the weekend. He is expected to be arraigned this afternoon in United States District Court in downtown Los Angeles.
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