"...and, of course, the Squirrels"
Records in San Diego federal court show that a James Jae Lee was sentenced in August 2003 to 18 months in federal prison for trying to smuggle an
illegal immigrant in a hidden compartment in a car through the San Ysidro Port of Entry.
(His brother Aaron Lee) said James Lee was loved by his family, was nonviolent and did not smoke, drink or do drugs. Aaron Lee said his brother had
been “a devoted Jehovah Witness for a decade.” ....
James Lee wrote the judge that he got into human smuggling after being robbed and assaulted in a Tijuana motel room.
He told authorities after his arrest that he was offered $1,000 for each person he smuggled into the United States. When he was caught March 15, 2003,
agents found a Mexican woman unconscious in the Lincoln Town Car’s secret compartment. She was revived with oxygen. He told authorities that he had
previously smuggled two other immigrants. ...
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported on its website Wednesday that Lee, who gave Hawaii as his hometown on his MySpace page, was given a 12.5 percent
ownership stake in a Lahaina home in 2003 through a family trust. The newspaper said property records show he sold his interest in 2007 for
... In a 2006 blog entry, he wrote.... “Been having some strange dreams
,” he writes in the same entry. “I can’t seem to stop
from this venture. I can’t think about anything else except this
and this alone. … I am ready to go all the way
one. All the way guys!”...
Lee wrote to Judge Moskowitz that when he got out of prison he wanted to pursue an art career and provided eight portraits, including one of a
ship’s cook and one of a man named “Big Tony
Interestingly, the article doesn't tell us if Lee actually had to do time or where. Most of the whack gunmen usually were institutionalized at some
“...strange dreams" "stop myself" "I can’t think about anything else except this" "I am ready to go all the way"
"What's the frequency, Kenneth?"