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Queens Sex Worker Pleads Guilty to Distributing Narcotics That Caused Two Fatal Overdoses

Angelina Barini, 43, provided a man with fentanyl-laced drugs at the Crown Motor Inn, located at 74-01 Queens Blvd., pictured, leading to his death (GMaps)

Aug. 26, 2021 By Christian Murray

An alleged sex worker pleaded guilty to charges today in Brooklyn federal court in relation to the death of two men in two separate incidents in Queens.

Angelina Barini, 43, pleaded guilty to two counts of distributing narcotics that caused death, along with a slew of other drug-related charges, according to federal authorities. She faces a minimum of 20 years in prison.

According to the criminal complaint, Barini provided narcotics containing fentanyl to her victims between July and August 2019 while conducting business as a sex worker.

On July 11, 2019 Barini met with a man at the Crown Motor Inn, located at 74-01 Queens Blvd., and gave him fentanyl-laced drugs, causing his overdose death. Video surveillance showed Barini enter the motel with the man.

On Aug. 5, 2019, she met another victim at a house in College Point and gave him fentanyl-laced drugs that caused his death.

Andrea Zamperoni (NYPD)

“With today’s guilty plea, Barini takes responsibility for her actions in distributing lethal doses of opioids that caused the overdose deaths of unsuspecting victims, shattering the lives of their families,” said Acting U. S. Attorney Jacquelyn Kasulis.

“This Office is committed to ending the opioid epidemic and prosecuting defendants like Barini who cause senseless, drug-related deaths in our communities.”

Barini is also linked to the death of Andrea Zamperoni, a Ciprani Dolci chef, who died of a drug overdose at the Kamway Lodge, located in Elmhurst, on Aug. 21, 2019.

Barini also pleaded guilty today to one count of distributing fentanyl, methamphetamine and cocaine; and one count of conspiring to distribute gamma-butyrolactone (GBL), which is commonly referred to as a “date rape” drug

“The scourge of addiction takes many forms, but one of its most devastating effects is that beyond the direct victims of drug overdoses are the families who lose loved ones too soon. Barini had no regard for her victims, but has made the right choice by taking responsibility for her actions,” said Homeland Security Special Agent-in-Charge Peter Fitzhugh.

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Marvin Jeffcoat

This is sad all the way around! We must protect our citizens from fentanyl and other dangerous drugs. Especially our youth.

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Heidi

If prostitution was legal they would not have to resort to selling or giving out drugs. We need more Tiffany Cabans in office.

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Have a heart

They are prostitutes not sex workers and many of them are underage and drug addicted
They are also controlled by pimps
Try speaking to a woman who escaped this awful trade and you will not glamorize what they do

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Yolanda

That’s such a stereotype. A lot of woman do it to pay for college and pay rent. Feed their families and save for the future. Most that are arrested and jailed are poc including trans. Its unjust and racists.

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Anonymous

Just because a type of crime is committed more often by one race or another does not make the laws being violated racist.

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Gloom and doom brought to you by Fox News

Yes Linda, “nowadays”, this is the first time something like this has ever happened.

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Mixie

Legalize or decriminalize all drugs like they do in Portugal and treat it like a health problem instead of a crime issue. They are having lots of success with this—reduced deaths, many more people getting treatment, fewer crimes…

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Not a fool

This is Fentanyl. It’s extremely dangerous. Police officers have overdosed just in contact with it. No you don’t legalize dangerous drugs. Different countries hav3 tried this route and it’s always mixed results.

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