Dana Giacchetto

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Dana Giacchetto



Date of Birth 15 October 1962, Medford, Massachusetts, USA

Date of Death 12 June 2016, New York, New York, USA (overdose)

Birth Name Dana Calogero Giacchetto

Mini Bio

Dana Giacchetto was born on October 15, 1962 in Medford, Massachusetts, USA as Dana Calogero Giacchetto. He was a producer, known for Condo Painting (2000). He died on June 12, 2016 in New York, New York, USA.


B.A. English - University of Massachusetts (1990)

Sentenced to 57 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $9,870,612.21 in damages to his former clients. [February 2001]

Pled guilty in U.S. District Court to "knowingly and willfully" defrauding his clients - including Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz, Gywneth Paltrow, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Alanis Morissette, Tobey Maguire and the rock group Phish - of nearly $10 million between September 1999 and his arrest on 14 April 2000. [August 2000]

Released to a halfway house in the Bronx, New York after serving a total of 33 months in federal prison for defrauding his clients. His sentence is expected to formally end on July 28th. [January 2003]

Additional Relevant Facts

From the Hollywood Reporter article, Dana Giacchetto, Former "Stockbroker to the Stars," Found Dead at 53, by Gary Baum, published on June 13th, 2016:[1]

But for all of his success, even at its height, Giacchetto was best known among the city's glitterati as a whirling dervish of hedonism, his loft a haven for top models, rockers, actors, artists, prostitutes, drugs and champagne. 

Vanity Fair Article [2]

Cockatoo "Tiberius"

Giacchetto had two cockatoos, one named "Angel" and the other named "Tiberius."[3] Tiberius is a Roman emperor who was known for the most disgusting acts of pedophilia on the island of Capri, even involving toddlers.[4] He was the immediate precursor to Caligula.

Relationship to #Pizzagate

Connection to Courtney Love

Giacchetto was Courtney Love's money manager, but they seemed to have developed a closer relationship in 2004.

From the book, You Will Make Money in Your Sleep: The Story of Dana Giacchetto, Financial Adviser to the Stars:

That afternoon Dana was waiting for a call from Courtney Love. After a brief reign as a powerful celebrity, her life was in shambles, and she needed someone to help her sort through it. She had called Dana and said, according to him: ''Come on, we would be perfect together. We are both outcasts and we need to come up out of the ashes.'' 

He roams around the apartment, nervous. He is dressed in designer clothes, and there is a spot of dirt on his shoe that is bothering him. He is getting pristine again, he is trying to get back to where he started, he is trying to get the story going in the direction he believes in, where he is the hero and not the villain. 

Once again, he is talking about a celebrity as if the celebrity is not really a person, but some kind of manifestation. Can you believe it, Courtney Love? he whispers. It is the same way he used to whisper “John-John.” It is not just a story to him. It is some kind of proof: He needs me to know these things. He needs me to know that the famous woman was next to him. He was in her bedroom in TriBeCa. Stars could be heard in their apartments downstairs and upstairs from her. He was there with her and she was crying and he stayed for quite a while.

Citation: White, Emily (2007-06-19). You Will Make Money in Your Sleep: The Story of Dana Giacchetto, Financial Adviser to the Stars (pp. 291-292). Scribner. Kindle Edition.

A citation from the book on page 290, states the year of the period in Giacchetto's life being discussed was 2004. This is important for Jeffrey Epstein researchers, as the "Little Black Book" for Palm Beach with the notes of house butler, Alfredo Rodriguez, was from 2004-2005.

Bizarre Rant Involving Giacchetto


Connection to Jeffrey Sachs

From the Hollywood Reporter article, From Mike Ovitz to Leonardo DiCaprio: A Wall Street Criminal Recalls His Hollywood Heyday, by Tim Appelo, Gary Baum, published on April 18th, 2014:[6]

With his loft parties and extravagant trips with clients (to Cuba and Thailand with Leo DiCaprio; on a $50,000-a-person Colorado whitewater raft trip for the Environmental Defense Fund), Giacchetto says, "I was trying to create a salon." But when he partnered with venture capitalists Jeffrey Sachs and Sam Holdsworth in the $100 million Cassandra-Chase Entertainment fund, he discovered a corporate culture that was intolerant of his punk-rock record-keeping style and high operating expenses. "It ruined everything," he says. "All of a sudden, it wasn't about all the genius cool people that I wanted to put together to meet each other -- artists, directors, writers, filmmakers, gay, straight, whatever."

Connection to the Digital Entertainment Network and Bryan Singer

From the Hollywood Reporter article, Leonardo DiCaprio's Convicted Ex-Money Manager Denies Link to Bryan Singer Case, by Tim Appelo, published on April 22nd, 2014:[7]

Friedman connects Giacchetto to the current allegations through an investment in Digital Entertainment Network, an early creator of Web-based entertainment programming founded by Marc Collins-Rector. In his lawsuit against Singer, Egan claims Collins-Rector introduced him to Singer in 1998 at a pool party at Collins-Rector's Encino estate. At the time, Egan was 17 years old.

In the late 1990s, venture capital firm Cassandra-Chase Entertainment Partners, co-owned by Giacchetto, invested in DEN. A hoped-for $75 million IPO for DEN disintegrated after Collins-Rector settled a lawsuit involving underage abuse charges in 1999, and Giacchetto's fund sustained heavy losses that accelerated his own fiscal disaster. 

"Cassandra-Chase Entertainment Partners did make a small investment [led by] my old partner [[Jeffrey A. Sachs]]," says Giacchetto. "I had nothing at all to do with it, and I was totally against it. The investment was dropped as soon as suspicion arose. I have had zero contact with these dudes — I don't know them at all. I don't believe I ever met any of them."


Additional Source:[9]

Connection to Jeffrey Epstein

Jeffrey Epstein's house butler, Alfredo Rodriguez, identified individuals in Epstein's "Little Black Book" who had material information about Epstein's illicit activities. From the Gawker article, Here Is Pedophile Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein's Little Black Book, by Nick Bryant, published on January 23rd, 2015:[10]

According to an FBI affidavit, Rodriguez described the address book and the information contained within it as the "Holy Grail" or "Golden Nugget" to unraveling Epstein's sprawling child-sex network. But despite having been subpoenaed for everything he had on his former boss, Rodriguez didn't share it with the FBI or Palm Beach Police Department detectives investigating Epstein. Instead, he tried to make a $50,000 score by covertly peddling the black book to one of the attorneys launching lawsuits at Epstein on behalf of his victims.

The plot backfired when the attorney reported Rodriguez to the FBI, and he was promptly charged with obstruction of justice. But not before he had, according to the FBI affidavit laying out the crime, marked up the book and an accompanying notepad with "handwritten notes" that contained "information material to the underlying investigation that would have been extremely useful in investigating and prosecuting the case, including the names and contact information of material witnesses and additional victims."

Courtney Love's information was designated in Jeffrey Epstein's house butler, Alfredo Rodriguez, Epstein's "Little Black Book" as someone who knew material information about Epstein's illicit activities. However, all the numbers were for a person named "Dana" and an arrow was specifically drawn to the name "Dana."

a Courtney Love's entry in Epstein's "Little Black Book" (See physical page 38)
Courtney Love's entry in Epstein's "Little Black Book" (See physical page 38)
Since Dana Giacchetto was living with Courtney Love at the time of the book's creation (2004-2005), the book includes very close connections of Dana Giacchetto like his business partner Jeffrey Sachs, prominent client Michael Ovitz and friend Naomi Campbell, the entry almost undoubtedly refers to Dana Giacchetto. For more information, see the Pizzagate.Wiki article, Stringing Cheese: Understanding Jeffrey Epstein's "Little Black Book"

Connection to Michael Ovitz


Connection to Leonardo DiCaprio


In Media

  • Emily White, You Will Make Money in Your Sleep. The Story of Dana Giacchetto, Financial Adviser to the Stars (2007) [14]
  • New York Magazine, Prophet and Loss, by Kevin Gray & Nikki Finke: Page 1Page 2Page 3 Page 4Page 5 Photo Version
  • TV Documentary, American Greed, Robbing Hollywood's A-List/Soaking the Rich at Auction, aired March 26th, 2008:IMDB IMDB Full Cast and Crew
  • VICE, The Real 'Wolf of Wall Street'?: [15]

Needs Integration

  • Possibly useful - law firm used by Giacchetto and Courtney Love [16]
  • Fox News, Leo's Manager Paid More Than Half a Million in Scandal, by Roger Friedman, published on April 26, 2002.[17]
  • News.com.au, The crazy life and death of disgraced ‘stockbroker to the stars’ Dana Giacchetto, published on June 15, 2016.[18]