An investment adviser to celebrity clients was charged with frauds in excess of $30 million Thursday in a case that also ensnared former New York City Council President Andrew Stein.

Kenneth I. Starr, 66, a non-practicing attorney, was charged with wire fraud, investment adviser fraud and money laundering for using his complete control over client accounts to make high-risk investments and steal money outright to fund a luxury apartment and enrich associates.

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