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Prostitute Arraigned for Peddling Fentanyl that lead to Fatal Overdose in Queens Blvd Hotel

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Sept. 27, 2019 By Allie Griffin

An alleged prostitute from Rego Park was arraigned this morning on charges of distributing fentanyl that lead to the overdose death of man at a Queens Boulevard motel in July.

Angelina Barini, 41, was indicted Aug. 26 with distributing fentanyl that killed an unnamed Queens man on July 11 inside the Crown Motor Inn, located at 74-01 Queens Blvd. The indictment was unsealed today in Brooklyn federal court.

Barini was remanded to custody and is scheduled to return to court Oct. 7. She pleaded not guilty. If convicted, she faces a mandatory minimum of 20 years’ imprisonment and a maximum of life behind bars. 

Barini is tied to two other fatal overdoses at borough motels, including the death of a well-known Cipriani chef last month at the Kamway Lodge, located at 40-36 77th St. She is also linked to the overdose death of a man at the Airway Inn near LaGuardia Airport on July 4.

These two incidents were not part of the charges.

According to the court documents, video surveillance showed Barini and the victim enter the Crown Motor Inn together, where he was found dead from an overdose later that day. Subsequent to her arrest, she admitted to police that she had supplied the drugs to the victim. 

“In her course of business as a prostitute, it is alleged that Barini gave her client a fatal dose of fentanyl resulting in his death,” said Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent-in-Charge Peter Fitzhugh in a press release.

NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea told reporters Sept. 6 that Barini might be tied to a fourth death.

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Joan M.Barrett

No one shoved the fentanyl down this young man’s throat.He voluntarily took it on his own free will,so he is responsible for his own death at his own hands.


Why aren’t these motels shut down ? Don’t forget
Tiffany caban wanted to decriminalize prostitution and she almost won

Mike T

Prostitution didn’t kill these men, illegal drugs did. There are an estimated 42 million prostitutes around the world.
Prostitution occurs in a variety of forms and its legality varies from country to country. Its legality reflects different opinions on exploitation, gender roles, ethics and morality, freedom of choice, and social norms.
There are different types of legality when it comes to prostitution. Prohibitionism means that prostitution is illegal. Neo-abolitionism considers prostitution to be violence against women, and so the clients and pimps are prosecuted, not the prostitute. Abolitionism considers prostitution to be legal; however, public solicitation, operating brothels, and pimping are prohibited. The legalization of prostitution allows prostitution and employment of prostitutes to be legal but is regulated. Decriminalization of prostitution treats prostitution like any other labor and is subject to minimal or no special regulations. Some countries have different local laws regarding prostitution. These hotels do need to be shut down they’re nests of criminal activity. Actually “decriminalizing prostitution” .


If you’re going to blame someone, how about the person who’s actually DA as opposed to the one who’s not? Katz literally never practiced a day in court and anyway she’s too busy figuring out ways to hand out more cash to her cronies. She doesn’t care about the people of Queens, just the few people of Long Island who have business interests with the Queens Democratic Party.


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