Star Wars: Attack of the Slavers
Before the Empire Liakporin was a businessman trading goods to and from Kashyyyk. When the blockade of the planet came he was cut off, his assets frozen or inaccessible.
A year ago he was captured by Imperials and taken from Kashyyyk to help build an Imperial base in the Middle Rim. When the base was finished he was sold off to Trandoshan slavers.