Stiffed at LAX
On February 25th, Kil Jun Lee, 71, a former Korean law enforcement agent, returned to the USA with nearly 40,000 counterfeit erectile dysfunction pills tucked between the woodies and irons in his golf bag. Alert Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agents at LAX spotted the aluminum foil packages containing the pills in Lee's luggage and detained him for further questioning.
When the extent of the haul was discovered, the agents couldn't help but ask if the pills, thousands branded as Viagra and Cialis with several hundred Levitra to round out the stash, were for his personal use. Mr. Lee responded that "if I used all of the pills, it would kill me. I have a heart condition."
Lee was officially arrested Wednesday morning, March 7 at his Lakewood apartment by Homeland Security Agents.He was arraigned in Federal Court late Wednesday afternoon on a criminal complaint of trafficking in counterfeit goods, specifically more than $700,000 worth of phony erectile dysfunction pills. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in charge of the Central District of California will handle the case. For those who like to count things, the complaint says Mr. Lee was found with 29,827 counterfeit Viagra tablets, 8993 counterfeit Cialis pills and 793 counterfeit Levitra tablets.
If convicted, Mr. Lee could face up to ten years in prison. At his hearing, Lee was released on $10,000 bail without entering a plea. His next court date is March 28.
The Limbaugh Connection?
Neither Rush Limbaugh's name, nor anything else of his has come up once in connection with Mr Lee's gigantic stash. However, let's look at the facts the way a GOP commentator would. 40,000 counterfeit ED pills come into LAX from the Orient where they take rich, nasty, fat old men, ED and quack cures for the same very seriously. The Feds bust the bag man the same day, February 25th. Previously, on February 23th Sandra Fluke had testified in a dignified way about contraception before Congress. On February 29th, Rush Limbaugh begins ranting like an abusive husband who blames his spouse/girl friend/hooker/boy friend because the husband can't get it up and demands some kind of savage recompense.
Four days from bust to rant, hmm. I don't know much about these things; but, it seems about the right amount of time for distribution of the product to its market. Or, failing that, for a man in need with no self-control to panic and lash out at a handy target, given that his hand is not more happily employed.
What's a Fox watcher to think?