A FORMER Correctional Services Department officer who obtained laser discs by deception in order to please a mainland boss who loved to watch Hong Kong movies, received a suspended sentence in the District Court yesterday. Lo Chiu-keung, 27, had pleaded guilty to three counts of obtaining property by deception in December 1992. The Crown offered no evidence against him on seven similar charges. Deputy Judge Wright sentenced Lo to 12 months' imprisonment which was suspended for two years. He also ordered him to pay $1,100 compensation. Prosecuting counsel James McGowan said Lo hired the laser discs by providing false information. The three counts Lo admitted involved 18 laser discs worth $9,987. Lo was arrested on December 15, 1992. He said he handed over all the stolen property to Sung Chi-shing. He claimed that it was for the purpose of copying for a mutual business acquaintance in China but later Lo realised that they were sold by Mr Sung who disappeared before the arrest. Earlier, defence counsel A. R. Suffaid said that when Lo was trained in the Correctional Services Department he knew Mr Sung, who was a kitchen worker there. Later, they both engaged in a business venture involving trade in China. Mr Sung told Lo that a mainland boss in China liked local movies and suggested that Lo rent the movies and copy them, the court heard.