October 20, 2014
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A federal jury in Los Angeles has convicted a former South Korean law enforcement officer for trying to smuggle nearly 40,000 phony erectile dysfunction pills into the U.S.
Seventy-two-year-old Kil Jun Lee was convicted of trafficking counterfeit goods and other counts Friday.
Authorities said Lee was returning home from South Korea last year when officers at Los Angeles International Airport found counterfeit Viagra, Cialis and Levitra pills concealed in his golf bag and luggage.
An analysis by a federal forensics lab showed that none of the pills matched the ingredients in the real thing.
Lee faces up to 90 years in prison when he returns to court July 29 for sentencing.
Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.