Ukert was an Ugnaught smuggler of clan Ubskai who ran a small criminal empire on the planet Kothlis. He was known as a rival of Bothan crime lord, Maxeena Sov'lya. Ukert also owned the legitimate Reclamation Services, Inc. recycling operation on Kothlis. Ukert secretly served as a go-between for the Rebel Alliance, storing weapons from the Botha Ammunitions Corporation in recycling bins.