Playboy covergirl Brandi Brandt has been sentenced to at least 3½ years in prison in NSW for her role in a cocaine importation conspiracy.
Brandt, best known for her failed marriage to Motley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx, was involved in a US-Australia cocaine importation syndicate that hid packages of the drugs in toilets on passenger planes bound for Sydney in 2007.
She pleaded guilty to conspiring to import more than two kilograms of the drug and transferring more than $70,000 into bank accounts over the sale.
In sentencing Brandt on Friday, Judge Peter Zahra said her role in the criminal enterprise was “substantially lower” than her co-accused, including her former lover and stuntman Rusty Setser.
He could not be satisfied, he said, that she ever touched the drug packages or was aware of the quantities involved.