5 years in US prison for Cisco counterfeiter

Sep 09, 2011
The US representative of a Chinese company was sentenced to 60 months in prison on for importing counterfeit Cisco-branded computer networking equipment, money laundering and other offenses, the Justice Department said.

The US representative of a Chinese company was sentenced to five years in prison on Friday for importing counterfeit Cisco-branded computer networking equipment, money laundering and other offenses, the Justice Department said.

Zhao Chun-Yu, 43, of Centreville, Virginia, was also ordered by US Gerald Bruce Lee to pay $2.7 million in restitution and a $17,500 fine.

Zhao was stripped of her US citizenship and is to serve three years of supervised release following her prison sentence.

In addition, Zhao was ordered to forfeit assets including two Porsches, a Mercedes, seven bank accounts containing more than $1.6 million, and four homes and three condominiums with a total value of more than $2.6 million.

Zhao was convicted by a in Alexandria, Virginia, in May of conspiracy to commit importation fraud and 15 additional counts, including making false statements to law enforcement on her US citizenship application.

Another defendant, Donald Cone, of Frederick, Maryland, was also convicted of conspiracy.

According to prosecutors, Zhao, Cone and Zhao's relatives in China operated a counterfeit business called Han Tong Technology (Hong Kong) Ltd.

Zhao and her associates ran a Virginia-based company called JDC Networking Inc. that created labels and packaging in order to mislead consumers into believing the products it sold were genuine Cisco products, they said.

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And torturer Lynndie England served a three-year sentence.

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