Strippers Accused Of Robbing Hedge-Fund Manager Face Jail

Oct 20 2014 | 9:20am ET

A group of alleged stripper-thieves—whose victims include a hedge-fund manager—all face jail time under plea deals proffered by prosecutors.

The four strippers, and a strip-club manager, who was offered a no-jail plea agreement, allegedly ripped victims off to the tune of almost $200,000. According to the indictment, the quartet would “fish” for victims at ritzy bars in New York City and on Long Island, texting the “worthy targets” to meet up later. Then, they would allegedly drug the men and take them to one of two strip clubs, Scores in Manhattan and Roadhouse NYC in Queens.

Once there, the strippers allegedly took the men to private rooms where the men handed over their credit cards.

When the men woke, they apparently remembered nothing—until their credit card bills arrived. And if they complained, they were allegedly threatened with incriminating pictures taken during the forgotten nights.

The alleged leader of the scheme, Samantha Barbash, would spend up to three years in prison under the deal offered. Two other strippers, Karina Pascucci and Marsi Rosen, would spend up to six months in jail. The latter face up to 15 years in prison if convicted at trial.

A fourth accused stripped, Roslyn Keo, did not appear at Thursday’s court date after being excused. Carmine Vito, a manager at Roadhouse NYC, was offered a probation-only deal.

The defendants have until December to decide, the New York Daily News reports. The identity of the alleged hedge-fund manager victim has not been released.

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