Approximate Age: 34
Location: Milwaukee, WI (US)
Sep 2002 - Milwaukee, WI (US)
Convicted: 150 protected reptiles smuggled into United States
Sentence: Sentenced to 41 months in federal prison; will be deported upon release. Ordered to repay the government $8,120, the amount federal agents spent on making undercover purchases from Kum.
Kum pled guilty November 26, 2003, to conspiracy and money laundering charges. Sentenced to 41 months in federal prison for smuggling more than 150 protected reptiles, valued at more than $200,000 from Thailand to buyers in the U.S. and for laundering the money he received for the animals. Kum will also be deported from the U.S. upon release from prison.