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The Wall Street scammer who stole Hugh Hefner’s girlfriend


NYPOST Page Six

Mark Yagalla — the one-time Wall Street whiz who scammed investors out of $50 million and was in jail by 24 — has just published a tell-all, “Wall Street Joyride,” outlining his life of excess, including how he stole his idol Hugh Hefner’s Playmate girlfriend Sandy Bentley.
In the book, Yagalla, 37, recalls: “When I could have been setting myself up for life, I was spending it as fast as it came in.” He was busted in 2000 by the feds for draining millions from his Ashbury Capital Partners to buy himself Bentleys, a helicopter, oil wells, furs, Rolexes and homes.

 

He's the Wall Street scam artist who stole $50m and Hugh Hefner's girlfriend... now Mark Yagalla wants to tell you how not to get conned out of YOUR retirement savings

Daily Mail, Thursday September 11, 2014

 

• Mark Yagalla was the 'Teflon kid' of Wall Street who scammed $50 million.
• Yagalla was a dateless backwoods teen who became a share trader with dozens of girls
• He went from porn stars and models to the boyfriend of Playmate Sandy Bentley
• His sex addiction: 'if I ever have money in my pocket, I know where the strippers are'
• Their lavish lifestyle ended up with him in prison and a double execution murder
• Yagalla has tips for 'mum and dad' investors on how not to lose their life savings with seemingly solid money schemes

 

 

Mark Yagalla writes for news.com.au: ‘How I stole Hugh Hefner’s girlfriend’

News.com.au, Thursday September 11, 2014

 

I DIDN’T realise I was addicted to sex until I stole Hugh Hefner’s girlfriend, Sandy Bentley. She and her twin sister Mandy were known as Hef’s Twins and graced the cover of Playboy Magazine in May of 2000. They were part of Hef’s harem at the time, that also included Brande Roderick, Playboy’s Playmate of the Year in 2001.

 

 

Inside the World of an Escort

STUDIO 10 CHANNEL TEN, Tuesday July 8, 2014

 

Gwyneth Montenegro's first Australian TV Interview

 

 

This Former Prostitute Claims To Have Slept With Over 10,000 Men In A 12-Year Span

Elite Daily, Monday June 30, 2014

 

Gwyneth Montenegro, one of Australia’s highest earning sex workers, slept with 10,000 men amidst a whirlwind lifestyle of lust, cocaine and champagne. A woman who describes herself as “a normal person at home down your street,” Montenegro admits that what spiraled her into the sex industry was relentless bullying and ridiculously low self-esteem.

 

 

This woman has slept with over 10,000 men and she’s written all about it in a glossy new book

Metro UK, Tuesday June 1, 2014

 

This woman slept with 10,091 men during her 15-year stint working in the sex industry – and has written a tell-all book about her experiences. Are you more shocked by the high number or her ability to keep count so accurately?Gwyneth Montenegro worked as an escort in Australia and has penned a book entitled 10,000 Men And Counting that opens the lid on the truth behind the somewhat seedy industry.

 

 

Ex-Edel-Hure schreibt
Buch über ihre Erlebnisse

BILD, Wednesday July 9, 2014

 

Jahrelang war die Australierin Gwyneth Montenegro* (36) Bett-Gespielin reicher und mächtiger Männer. Sie jettete um die ganze Welt, um mit ihnen Sex gegen Geld zu haben. Viel Geld.

 

 

Meet The Woman Who's Slept With More Than 10,000 Men (And Counting)

The Huffington Post UK , Thursday July 3, 2014

 

It's safe to say that anyone who's spent time working in the sex industry will have more than a few notches on their bedpost. But one woman really takes the biscuit.After 15 years working as an escort in Australia, Gwyneth Montenegro has slept with 10,091 men (and counting).

 

 

'I slept with 10,000 men': Devout Christian reveals how she turned to a career as an escort after being gang-raped as a teenager

Daily Mail Online UK, Tuesday July 1, 2014

 

• Former elite escort Gwyneth Montenegro has slept with exactly 10,091 men
• At the height of her career, she was charging $500 to $1,000 an hour
• Ms Montenegro spent almost 15 years in the sex industry before retiring three years ago
• During her time as an escort, her life was filled with drug- and alcohol-induced sex
• She worked all over Australia and was flown to exotic destinations
• The 36-year-old is now a 'business entrepreneur' based in Melbourne

 

 

''I slept with 10,000 men - most were married'' Escort lifts lid on champagne and coke binge lifestyle

Mirror, Monday, June 30, 2014

 

Privately educated Gwyneth Montenegro was bullied at school and had low self esteem, when at 18, her life spiralled into the darkest corners of the sex industry

 

 

Former escort who has slept with more than 10,000 men pens salacious book about her life of sex, drugs and wealth

New York Daily News, Tuesday, July 1, 2014

 

‘Life was a blur of money and drugs and French champagne.’: Gwyneth Montenegro, 36, once charged her affluent Aussie clients hundreds of dollars. She slept with 10,091 men during her 12 years as a high-end call girl.

 

 

’8 things I’ve learnt about men’ from the former escort who’s bedded over 10,000 clients

Metro, Wednesday, July 2, 2014

 

Gwyneth Monetegro grabbed headlines this week as the escort who admitted to sleeping with over 10,000 men during her 15 years in the sex industry.She’s written a book about it, aptly named 10,000 Men and Counting, and now she’s written a list of things she’s learnt about the male species exclusively for Metro.co.uk.

 

 


Zoo Weekly Magazine Featuring Liz Kirkness

Zoo Weekly Magazine, May, 2014

 

  Client Liz Kirkness is featured in Zoo Weekly once again for their Special Edition of Hottest Babes.

 

Penthouse Magazine Wake Up Gerard Butler, What Happened?

Diimex Digital Image Exchange, Thursday, June 5, 2014

 

Penthouse Australia arrived at Scottish Born Actor Gerard Butler's house in Tamarrama, Australia to wake him up in style.

 

 

Show Your Love Black Tie Charity Event

Diimex Digitial Image Exchange, Sunday, June 8, 2014

 

 uniquemediaPR were the proud sponsors of the charity event "Show Your Love" on Sunday, June 8th 2014 At The Grand Royale Granville. The event was attended by Canterbury Bulldogs Star Reni Maitua and NSW State of Origin Star Josh Reynolds, as well as The Neatz from this years X Factor.  Please find the Official Press Release attached.

 

Hot4s Magazine Publication Featuring Liz Kirkness

Hot4s Magazine, Issue May 2014

 

Client Liz Kirkness is the feature model on the front cover of Australian Magazine Publication Hot4s.

 

Liz Kirkness featured Video on Zoo Weekly

Zoo Weekly Online, Saturday, March, 8 2014

 

Zoo  Weekly are showing off who was behind AFL Star Buddy Franklin's shock, when he saw Liz Kirkness in Miss Bondi 2014.

 

 

The surprising reason this woman sold her virginity (for $801,000)

Cosmopolitan Magazine UK, Friday, May 16, 2014

 

This is the surprising story of 'Elizabeth Raine' (a pseudonym), a medical student who has agreed to sell her virginity in an auction which closed last night at 8pm, with the final bid at $801,000..

Student Auctioning Virginity Has Second Thoughts-Official Press Release from uniquemediaPR

The LAD Bible, Friday, May 9, 2014

 

The PR company that was working alongside 'Elizabeth Raine' has announced that she has pulled out of the auction and closed it, without discussing it with them.

Show Your Love fundraiser to help orphaned St Clair siblings Jonny and Bella Gaudiosi

dailytelegraph May 28, 2014

 

Publicist Siobhanne Sweeney on Celebrity Rehab's "Dr Drew on Call" TV

dailytelegraph May 28, 2014

 

Liz Kirkness - Front Cover Zoo Weekly

Zoo Weekly Magazine - March 11, 2014

 

Med student auctioning off virginity online

Fox News - Thursday, May 1, 2014

 

American medical student auctioning her virginity reveals her face

Metro UK - Wednesday, April 30, 2014 (DATE)

 

In a rather brave move, the American medical student who’s auctioning her virginity has revealed her face.

 

 

Mystery medical student selling her VIRGINITY in web auction reveals her face for first time

Mirror UK - Thursday, May 1, 2014

 

Elizabeth Raine says the move will drum up even more interest in the money-to-deflower-me scheme where she promises a 12-hour date.This is the face medical student Elizabeth Raine has decided to reveal to drum up interest in an online auction for her virginity.

 

 

Medical Student Auctioning Off Virginity, Highest Bidder At $550,000

lCBS Las Vegas - Wednesday, April 30, 2014

 

Las Vegas (CBS LAS VEGAS) – An American medical student is auctioning off her virginity to the highest bidder, and although the top offer currently stands at $550,000 – she says she does not need the money.

Medical Student, Elizabeth Raine, Auctions Virginity For $550,000

Hollywood Life - Wednesday, April 30, 2014

 

The 28-year-old created a website to auction off her virginity to the highest bidder. The medical student has already gotten several bids and they are as much as $550,000!

 

 

Med student, 27, auctions off her virginity with the highest offer at $300k.. and says she DOESN'T need the money to pay off student loans

Daily Mail UK - Monday, April 28, 2014

 

The student, who is using the alias 'Elizabeth Raine,' launched her online auction on March 31 and initially hid her face to conceal her identity. She later decided revealing her face would help convince skeptical customers.

The Huffington Post Break The Story First - Med Student Elizabeth Raine Auctioning Virginity Faces Critics

The Huffington Post - Monday, April 28, 2014

 

A 27-year-old medical school student who is auctioning off her virginity online is now showing her face five weeks after making her project public.The student, using the name "Elizabeth Raine" to protect her identity

Med Student Elizabeth Raine Auctioning Off Her Virginity Draws Critics While Bidding Exceeds 500K

Inquistir - Wednesday, April 30, 2014

 

American medical student “Elizabeth Raine” is auctioning off her virginity on a website launched in March. 28-year-old Raine told Huffington Post she has already received bids as high as 550,000 dollars.

Elizabeth Raine: American Medical Student Auctioning her Virginity Reveals her Identity

International Business Times - Wednesday, April 30, 2014

 

An American medical student auctioning her virginity has revealed her identity. The 27-year-old, who goes by the alias Elizabeth Raine,

Med school student auctioning off virginity

Fox8Live - Wednesday, April 30, 2014

 

KPLC) -A 27-year-old American woman is making headlines for trying to sell something unusual online. The woman, who said her name is Elizabeth Raine, is offering her virginity up to the highest bidder. Raine claims to be a med school student and said she already holds two Bachelor's degrees.

Med Student Auctioning Virginity: ‘I’m Really Not Hurt’ By Criticism

Radar online -

 

The 27-year-old medical student auctioning her virginity to the highest bidder isn’t crying over all the bashing, she tells RadarOnline.com. “I’m really not hurt by it,” says Elizabeth Raine, who has been called “greedy,” “dumb” and a “hooker” by commenters on her blog,

Med school student auctioning off virginity

NBC News - Thursday, May 1, 2014

 

A 27-year-old American woman is making headlines for trying to sell something unusual online. The woman, who said her name is Elizabeth Raine, is offering her virginity up to the highest bidder.

Dr Drew On Call

 

Dr Drew On Call - Elizabeth-Raine took on the panel from Celebrity Rehab's Dr Drews Talk Show

Kyle and jackie O interview Elizabeth Raine

 

Kyle and jackie O interview Elizabeth Raine

Med School Student Elizabeth Raine 'Auctioning' Her Virginity

 

Huffington Post - Friday, March 21, 2014

 

Siobhanne Sweeney, Raine's Australian-based publicist, insists that is an unintended coincidence."The date was picked based on the fact it is the first day of the month and we didn't even think about April Fools' as it is not something big here in Australia.

American medical student wants to auction off virginity for $400G — on April Fool's Day

 

New York Daily News - Friday, March 21, 2014

 

The 27-year-old, who uses the name Elizabeth Raine, says going 'from virgin to literal whore' is just a 'practical financial opportunity.' However, her choosing April 1 as the date of the auction has led some to speculate that it is a prank. Her publicist, however, insists its for real.

'For $400,000, why WOULDN'T I auction my virginity?': 27-year-old medical student defends her transition from 'virgin to whore'

 

Daily Mail UK - Wednesday, March 19, 2014

 

When it comes to losing their virginity, most women wait for the right man, while others prefer to wait for the right price.Elizabeth Raine, 27, has decided to auction off her virginity online and hopes to get at least $400,000 for the exchange.

 

Meet The 27-Year-Old Med Student Auctioning Off Her Virginity As She Discusses Life As A Soon-To-Be Prostitute

 

Elite Daily, Monday, March 17, 2014

 

In many ways, she comes across as a wholesome, All-American girl. In so many others, she is Churchill’s classic riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.In truth, her real identity probably lies somewhere in between.

 

Virginity for sale: Elizabeth Raine is not alone - here's SEVEN more people who have sold their sexual debut

 

Mirror UK, Thursday, March 20, 2014

 

Medical student 'Elizabeth Raine' is auctioning off her virginity to the highest bidder.Elizabeth, as she calls herself online, claims to have never had sex, seen a naked man or let one see her nude.

 

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