Chi Tong Kuok
Chi Tong Kuok, a foreign national from Macau, China, was convicted on four counts related to attempting to have classified military equipment sent to Macau and Hong Kong. The equipment included an encryption device for internet communications for the U.S. military made under contract by the National Security Agency, prosecutors said.
Additionally, he tried to buy a GPS device used by the U.S. and NATO militaries and a device used by American and NATO forces to load encryption software into their communications devices. U.S. law bans the export of such devices without permission from the State Department.
A San Diego jury convicted Kuok on all four counts on May 12, 2010, including conspiracy to violate U.S. export laws, smuggling, and money laundering. He faced up to 45 years in prison. (1)
On August 27, 2010, he was sentenced to 240 months in Federal prison, a fine of $2 million USD and deportation when he is released.
On October 16, 2012, Chi Tong Kuok BOP Register Number 61142-019 was successfully treaty transferred back to Hong Kong. (2)