Former Scores Stripper Took Cash in Ponzi Scheme

In the land of mini-Madoff’s, Kenneth Starr isn’t the biggest one out there. But, he did have a list of A-list clients that rivals only Bernie himself. Plus, his wife was a stripper at Scores, which is a lot more than you can say for Ruth Madoff.

Starr is charged with running a $30 million Ponzi scheme, along with an associate, Andy Stein, the former Manhattan borough president. Starr’s son, and his wife, former Scores stripper and pole dancer Diane Passage (left) are also accused of taking cash from clients to feed their lavish lifestyles. Starr’s wife actually runs Pole Superstar, a group promoting pole dancing as good exercise.

Here’s a list of Starr’s clients we have collected so far:

  • Wesley Snipes
  • Annie Leibowitz
  • Henry Kissinger
  • Caroline Kennedy
  • Denise Rich
  • Martin Scorsese
  • Uma Thurman
  • Robert Ziff
  • Marvin Rosen, a one-time finance chairman for the Democratic National Committee
  • Sylvester Stallone
  • an “elderly heiress” who is nearly 100 years old, believed to be Rachel “Bunny” Mellon
  • Jacob Arabov — known as “Jacob the Jeweler”
  • Steven Brill
  • Jim Wiatt, former head of William Morris Agency

Manhattan Investment Guru to the Stars Busted in Alleged Ponzi Scheme [NBC NY]

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39 Responses to “Former Scores Stripper Took Cash in Ponzi Scheme”

  1. D Carradine says:

    Ahhh…. Kouwe is now finally getting it!! Gratuitous cleave shots always assuage the angry readership masses!! Well done, ZW, well done!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Kouwe nailed it.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Nothing wrong with strippers……

    L. Pai

  4. Anonymous says:

    HB definitely not needed.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Avril Lavigne with fake boobs?

  6. Anonymous says:

    i’d tear that apart like a zach kouwe resume

  7. Anonymous says:

    I think I saw her at Mirage Cabaret when the basis traders were meeting last Tuesday.

  8. Anal_yst says:

    Ah, because Leibowitz and Snipes needed to get into more money trubs, if those aren’t two raging examples that wealth != “financial sophistication” I don’t know what is.

  9. Anonymous says:

    with the lights on

  10. Anonymous says:

    no more than a 7

  11. Anonymous says:

    Kouwe, you didn’t actually completely Kouwe the bed with this one. Good on ya.

  12. Registered Rep says:

    A plastic bitch with no soul and big tits! Just how we like em Zach, next time post a more risque picture of her business is slow for me today.

  13. If you think this is not widespread, how do you rationalize that it was recently reported that Goldman Sachs never had a trading day loss in April yet its clients in eight out of ten cases lost money. Incompetence?

    Stupidity? The Financial Times reports “The trading operations of Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase made money every single business day in the first quarter … Goldman’s trading desk recorded a profit of at least $25m(£16.8) on each of the quarter’s 63 working days, making more than $100m a day on 35 occasions, according to a regulatory filing issued on Monday … JPMorgan also achieved a loss-free quarter in its trading unit – making an average of $118m a day, nearly $5m an hour”. Morgan Stanley reported trading profits on a mere 93% of the first quarter trading days. This defies any sort of logic in freely trading markets, unless the markets are controlled and the game fixed. These are better odds than owning a casino.

    The famous Barnum & Bailey carnival barkers used to snidely boast “there’s a sucker born every minute”. The carnival games were notoriously fixed so the ‘sucker’ almost certainly lost. I’m not indicting anyone here (I will leave that to our alarmingly incompetent regulatory and enforcement agencies), but rather I’m only reinforcing why we have entered an age of public rage and why I felt compelled to write the Extend & Pretend series of articles.


    Under RICO, a person who is a member of an enterprise that has committed any two of 35 crimes—27 federal crimes and 8 state crimes—within a 10-year period can be charged with racketeering. Racketeering activity includes:

    * Any act of bribery (lobbying?), counterfeiting (naked shorting?), theft, embezzlement, fraud, obstruction of justice, money laundering,
    * Embezzlement of union funds (talk to the SEIU about Interest Rate Swaps!);
    * Bankruptcy fraud or securities fraud (where do we begin!);
    * Money laundering and related offenses;
    * Acts of terrorism (Financial – High Frequency ‘flash crash’ Trading?).

    In addition, the racketeer must forfeit all ill-gotten gains and interest in any business gained through a pattern of “racketeering activity.” RICO also permits a private individual harmed by the actions of such an enterprise to file a civil suit; if successful, the individual can collect treble damages.

  14. No, no, no, yes, no, no, yes, no.

  15. @15 Hey nut job, blow me. Prop shops never lose money either

  16. Anal_yst says:


    When you can borrow @ 0% its pretty hard to lose money…Occam’s Razor, buddy. The best way to recapitalize the banks is through profits, not direct cash injections (“investments”); thus, you should be happy they’re printing so the Gov’t doesn’t have to pump the money in (again).

  17. Anonymous says:

    @15 – Remember: shiny side out. And please be careful with that pitchfork. You could put an eye out.

  18. Anonymous says:

    @15 have you heard of market making?

    good luck with the RICO, would love for you to file it so we can get some more info about you, will make for some great comments

  19. FinkNottle says:

    I think @15 is an elaborate joke.

    — guy who is not the Joke Briefer but just stepped up to the plate

  20. Anonymous says:

    32A how’d you get in here!

  21. Anonymous says:

    i’d give ruth madoff a shot in the pail
    – gratuitous fromba

  22. Registered Rep says:

    @15 Did you say Naked Shorties? Are you in Harlem?

  23. yeahh mayne says:

    I’d smash it and leave baby batter on a particular area

  24. Anonymous says:

    Die @15 you lunatic. May you be hung by your balls at a petrol station. You sound like you are crazier than a shit house rat.

    Oh Zack awesome pic! hell yes!

  25. Lewis Dodgson says:

    much better pic of Starr and his wife:

  26. Anonymous says:

    i think this is a better picture –

  27. Anonymous says:

    one word …”handbridge”

  28. Drunk at Daybreak says:

    What was that crack about making hoes into housewives? Starr proved it wrong. And I for one salute you sir.

    – Guy about to emulate said crack.

  29. Hand bridge hand maiden says:

    She is about 2 sizes smaller than me. Amateur.

  30. Anonymous says:


    Goldman and friends made money everyday in the first quarter. If you have some inside info on how they are doing in April/May, call me. Also, they gave their clients bad advice on 7/9 recommendations. If you do not have the aforementioned inside information please stfu/gtfo.

  31. Suisse Miss says:

    Wasn’t Scores taken public by some loser with initials ASG?

    It’s a damn shame Denise Rich got taken for a ride by these criminals. Perhaps someone will see that justice is served later on this year (at least for her).

  32. Anonymous says:


  33. bill clinton says:

    So this is the guy that convicted me of getting my cigar wet?

  34. bullrider says:

    @15. I liked it,but i am nt sure if you are a liberal or an idiot. Am i on the wrong board here?

  35. bullrider says:

    @35. I wish

  36. Sherman says:

    Boy OH boy she is going to be raw meat for all the ugly DIKES where she is going. All of those fake boobs going to waste just to please DIKES for the rest of her life.

  37. mincemeat says:

    What an incredible whore. And the wife is even worse.