Lisette Lee arrived in Ohio from Beverly Hills on a chartered jet carrying $500,000 worth of marijuana. False eyelashes fluttering, she claimed to be an electronics heiress. But she used to use a different name and be an actress.
Officials are "trying to confirm" Lisette's relationship with the Samsung family, who share the last name Lee, but live in Korea. (Update: Samsung denies the relationship.) Authorities raided her chartered Gulfstream jet in Columbus, Ohio and found 500 lbs. of marijuana, three cellphones, cocaine, and a ledger recording profits exceeding $300,000. All of it, Lisette said, belonged to someone else. The Columbus Dispatch describes the beautiful trainwreck at the courthouse for Lisette's "not guilty" plea:
Still wearing dark false eyelashes after a night in the Franklin County jail, a Beverly Hills, Calif., woman accused of bringing 23 bales of marijuana to Columbus faced charges in U.S. District Court yesterday.
…and the beginning of what may become a juicy tale of compulsive lying and fameseeking:
Lee told the agents that she is a model and a recording artist and was bringing equipment and belongings to a boyfriend who had bought a horse farm in Ohio, the complaint says. She, however, couldn't provide the boyfriend's last name.
Before she was a jetsetting model/musician/horse farmer/drug mule, Lisette was just another young pretty thing flitting around Hollywood's almost-famous periphery. She landed a bit role in 2008 indie flick The Doorman. (Her character: "Baby Sugar Mama.") Her heavily made-up face appeared among the moneyed elite at this charity wine event, where her date appears to be wine dealer Christian Navarro and her name is listed as "Lisette Lee Morita."