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Two members of NYC strip club blackmail ring sentenced to weekends in jail

February 6, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Two members of NYC strip club blackmail ring sentenced to weekends in jail

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A New York City judge on Friday sentenced two women who plead guilty to taking part in a strip club blackmail ring to four months of weekends in jail.

Prosecutors accused Marsi Rosen, 29, who worked as a stripper and strip club hostess Karina Pascucci, 27, of drugging rich men, then using their credit cards to rack up $200,000 in charges.

Both women who were arrested with three other suspects admitted to their role in an elaborate scheme that targeted a doctor, lawyer and a couple of finance workers, all of whom were “clients” at Scores strip club in Manhattan and Roadhouse NYC in Queens.

Rosen and Pascucci plead guilty to charges of grand larceny and conspiracy.

On four occasions Pascucci had taken cardiologist Zyad Younan, to Scores where he was drugged and ripped off for $135,000 in November of 2013.

Two other defendants, Roslyn Keo, and Samantha Barbash are also awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty. Carmine Vitolo, who is the manager at Roadhouse, was given probation after entering a guilty plea to a single count of petit larceny.

Rosen and Pascucci looked nervous, appearing in court dressed in sweats and not in the skimpy outfits they once wore regularly, as they were set to start the first of their 16 weekends in jail.

Prosecutors almost revoked the deal for Pascucci after she conducted an interview with “Crime Watch Daily,” where she denied any wrong-doing after admitting her guilt in court.

“I don’t think I did at all,” she replied when asked if she did anything wrong and was later forced to backtrack saying her words were “twisted.”

The interview prompted Judge Bonnie Wittner to ask Pascucci to reiterate her guilt during the proceeding.

Her attorney Mario Gallucci said the results were favorable to his client.

“I think that the prosecutor was fair in the matter and meted out a punishment that was justified in light of what her exposure was,” he said.

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