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.
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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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