On May 24, 2011, after a 12-day trial and four days of deliberations, Chun-Yu Zhao, a Chinese national, was convicted by a federal jury in Alexandria, Virginia, for her role in a sophisticated scheme to import and sell counterfeit Cisco-branded computer networking equipment. Zhao was convicted on 15 counts, including importation fraud, trafficking in counterfeit goods and labels, false statements to law enforcement, false statements in naturalization, and money laundering.
According to the evidence introduced at trial, Zhao and her family members in China operated a large-scale counterfeit computer networking equipment business under the name of Han Tong Technology (Hong Kong) Limited. Zhao and her associates used a number of sophisticated schemes to defraud U.S.-based purchasers through a Virginia-based company called JDC Networking Inc. (1)
On August 4, 2011, Zhao was sentenced to 110 months in Federal prison, the forfeiture of two Porsches, one Mercedes, seven bank accounts containing more than $9.6 million USD, and four homes and three condominiums with a total value of more than $12.6 million USD.
On December 23, 2013, Chun-Yu Zhao BOP Register Number 76728-083 was successfully treaty transferred back to Hong Kong. (2)