A Queens prostitute linked to the overdose deaths of four men — including Cipriani Dolci head chef Andrea Zamperoni — has been charged with providing the fatal dose for yet another man.
Angelina Barini, 41, was arraigned Thursday on federal charges of distributing and possessing with intent to distribute fentanyl, methamphetamine and cocaine that resulted in the deadly overdose of a 60-year-old Queens man on Aug. 5.
Barini, who has been behind bars since late August, appeared in Brooklyn federal court wearing dark blue jail scrubs — her face streaked with tears — to enter a not guilty plea.
Her alleged victim — who wasn’t named — was a retired postal worker, a source with knowledge of the investigation said. He died at his home in College Point.
“The defendant Angelina Barini now stands charged with dispensing deadly doses of narcotic drugs to two victims,” US Attorney Richard Donoghue said in a release. “Every life lost to the opioid crisis is of the utmost importance to this Office and our law enforcement partners, and we will work relentlessly to uncover the evidence proving who is responsible for each opioid death.”
The new charge comes less than two weeks after she pleaded not guilty to causing the July 11 overdose death of another man at a Woodside motel.
While the John Doe victim has not been identified in court papers, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner reported that Jean-Alessandro Silvero died on July 11 from fentanyl intoxication at a Woodside motel.
Barini has not been charged with Zamperoni’s death. But authorities found her with the chef’s dead body in the same room at the Kamway Lodge & Tavern in Elmhurst, Queens. The medical examiner said that alcohol, cocaine and the sedative GHB were found in his system.
Prosecutors have also linked Barini to a another John Doe’s death. He was found dead on July 4 at a hotel near LaGuardia Airport.