Sex worker drugged clients and lead to deaths of four men including head chef

A sex worker has been jailed for drugging a number of clients as part of a robbery scheme, leading to the deaths of four men including a famous head chef.

Angelina Barini, 43, of Queens, New York, pleaded guilty in August to administering fentanyl to multiple men and the “date rape” drug GBL to Cipriani Dolci head chef Andrea Zamperoni.

Prosecutors claimed that Barini had served up fentanyl-laced drug doses to victims on a number of occasions in 2019 intending to rob them when they fell unconscious. The plot lead to the deaths of three unnamed men in July and August, in Astoria, Woodside and College Point, reports New York Post.

She was also accused of giving GBL to Zamperoni, who died in a motel on August 18. Police said Barini then tried to dispose of the body by wrapping it in bleach-stained sheets and stuffing his body into a bin.

US District Judge Brian Cogan, who delivered the sentence in Brooklyn federal court, said her shocking crimes “calls out for punishment” despite a troubled family history and a terrible drug habit that “robbed her” of some free will.

“There is no level of disadvantage of being raised that can mitigate what you did here … drug addiction or no drug addiction, something has to kick in,” Cogan said.

Barini cried several times while the sentencing was handed down.

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A cousin of one of her victims spoke before the sentencing and said she had no sympathy for Barini.

“I understand she doesn’t have a good history,” the cousin said. “I don’t have a good history. It’s no excuse. She killed four people … She deserves what she gets now.”

The victim was going to school and had plans to get into construction, she said.

“You ruined that. I don’t forgive you,” the cousin said, “We were best friends. She took that away. She took that away. I don’t feel sorry for you.”

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Barini’s older sister, who identified herself as Sally, told The Post she thought the sentence was “a little harsh” and said the victims "weren't saints".

“I think what wasn’t taken into account was that of course what happened was wrong but the victims put themselves in there,” Sally said. “They weren’t saints. They went with her. They wanted to party and they wanted to do drugs with her and have sex. It wasn’t like she put a gun to somebody’s head and forced them to go with her.”

Sally said Barini is a drug addict who got mixed up with the wrong people.

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