Man who helped drug Cipriani chef hit on line casino as sufferer died: prosecutors

The ex-boyfriend of a Queens intercourse employee accused of serving to her drug and rob a Cipriani chef hit up a on line casino whereas the sufferer lay lifeless on a motel room ground, prosecutors revealed Wednesday.

Assistant US Lawyer Temidayo Aganga Williams stated that though Leslie Lescano, 45, was not charged with the overdose demise of Cipriani Dolci head chef Andrea Zamperoni — he knew the gravity of the crime.

After femme fatale Angelina Barini allegedly fed Zamperoni a deadly dose of the date-rape drug GBL on the Kamway Lodge Aug. 18, 2019, Lescano went on a procuring spree with the person’s AmEx card — earlier than hitting up a on line casino the place he tried to drag out money with the stolen plastic.

“[He] spent a while at that on line casino all of the whereas he knew the sufferer was laying on the ground in that resort room the place the sufferer was lifeless,” the prosecutor stated.

The brand new element emerged at a bail listening to for Lescano who has been jailed since his arrest final month on two felony counts of conspiracy to distribute GBL and distribution and possession of GBL.

Prosecutors say that Barini and Lescano conspired to lure Zamperoni, 33, to the Queens motel to drug and rob him. The blonde temptress faces further costs for the overdose deaths of two different johns.

Lescano advised Homeland Safety Investigations brokers that she usually used “liquid G” — referring to GBL — to knock males unconscious and fleece them of their valuables.

Protection lawyer Jeremy Schneider stated that Lescano ought to be launched on bail, arguing that he has a pacemaker and that his alleged crimes weren’t that severe.

The prosecutor countered that the one motive Lescano and Barini aren’t charged with inflicting Zamperoni’s overdose demise was as a result of the physique wasn’t discovered instantly.

“Ms. Barini was within the room with the sufferer for days as his physique decomposed, which might naturally influence the query of medical certainty,” he stated.

Williams added that Lescano has each incentive to flee, as he’s within the US on an expired visa and has a spouse and kids within the Philippines.

US Justice of the Peace Choose Peggy Kuo agreed and rejected his bid for bail.

Three days after Zamperoni’s fateful go to to the motel, investigators discovered Barini and the chef’s rotting stays contained in the room. His naked foot was protruding of a trash can close to a suitcase and a noticed, in accordance with courtroom papers.

Barini, who’s being held with out bail, faces six counts — together with inflicting the overdose deaths of two johns and obstruction for attempting to eliminate Zamperoni’s stays.