Two New York strippers, 29-year-old Marsi Rosen and 27-year-old Karina Pascucci, have pleaded guilty to conspiracy, assault, and grand larceny. The woman admit that they drugged men with Molly and scammed them out of thousands of dollars. However, despite their admission to drugging the men and stealing their money, the pair were sentenced to just weekends in jail for the next four months. Therefore, the women will be free all week before reporting to the jail each weekend over the next four months to serve out their sentence. The women will also remain on probation for five years.
The Daily Mail reports that two New York strippers have admitted to being members of a gang of female strippers that drugged men and took them to strip clubs where they racked up large bills. The gang of four strippers would search out potential targets at bars and then spike their drinks with Molly. The women would then drag the men to strip clubs where they worked in order to scam them out of money. Over the course of four months, the women allegedly scammed men out of $200,000. The women reportedly threatened to blackmail the wealthy men with photographs and other blackmail material if they turned them over to the police.
According to the New York Post, two other women, 41-year-old Samantha Barbash and 31-year-old Roselyn Keo, have pleaded guilty to taking part in the stripper scam but have not been sentenced yet. Both Rosen and Pascucci claim that Barbash, a veteran exotic dancer, was behind the whole scheme and that she coerced the younger girls to participate. Pascucci noted that Barbash “preyed” on the younger girls.
” [Barbash is a person] that preys on the vulnerable or someone that’s more impressionable.”
Pascucci says she wanted to save herself so she released details about the case including the fact that the women used ecstasy, cocaine, and prescription drugs to drug the men before taking them back to strip clubs where the girls’ worked including Scores in Manhattan, and the RoadHouse NYC Gentleman’s Club in Queens.
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Roselyn Keo confessed to New York Magazine that she didn’t see anything wrong at the time with taking the men’s money. In fact, she said it just seemed “normal.” Keo was open about the fact that she found most of the men that would come into the club disgusting, but that they had money to spare so she saw no problem with taking some of that money that they wouldn’t even miss.
“It sounds so bad to say that we were, like, drugging people. What’s an extra $20,000 to them? It wasn’t like we pulled them off the street. They had history. They’d been to Hustler, they’d been to Rick’s, they’d been to Scores.”
Roselyn, who goes by Rosie, says that all of the men that the women met at bars were past customers and that they had frequented the strip clubs in the past. Therefore, she spoke about the drugging and larceny as if she was doing the world a favor by taking on these men with her crew of strippers. In fact, Rosie seems to think the guys had it coming to them since they lived to party.
“They all walked in ready to party. And yeah, we slipped an extra one they didn’t know about. But all of it goes hand in hand – sex, drugs and rock and roll. You know?”
With Keo admitting that she doesn’t feel much remorse about drugging and taking the men’s money, do you think her sentence will be harsher? What about the alleged “mastermind” behind the scam, Samantha Barbash? Did the other two members of the “stripper gang” get off too easy with a light weekend-only sentence?
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