Chris Paciello

Gangster; Restaurateur
Born Sep 7, 1971

Chris Paciello is a Cosa Nostra associate and government informant who was convicted of murder. During the 1990s, Paciello was a prominent night club owner in the South Beach section of Miami Beach, Florida.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Chris Paciello.


1971 Birth Paciello was born Christian Ludwigsen in 1971 in Borough Park, Brooklyn and spent his childhood there. … Read More


1992 21 Years Old Paciello had connections to the New York Cosa Nostra crime families. On Staten Island, Paciello joined the New Springville (LUSS) Boys, a gang with affiliations to the Bonanno crime family. In December 1992, he participated in a $300,000 bank robbery at a Chemical Bank in the Staten Island Mall.
1993 22 Years Old In February 1993, Paciello was charged with murder. … Read More
1994 23 Years Old 1 More Event
In February 1994, Paciello and his gang robbed a Westminster Bank in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, stealing $300,000.
1995 24 Years Old In late November 1995, Paciello opened a new nightclub, Club Liquid, in South Beach, bringing in local celebrity Ingrid Casares as a partner. … Read More
1996 25 Years Old In 1996, William Cutolo, a powerful leader of the Colombo crime family in New York, told Paciello that he needed to start paying tribute to him. … Read More
1999 28 Years Old On December 1, 1999, Paciello was charged in New York in the 1993 murder of Judith Shemtov and robbery, in which he was the driver.
2000 29 Years Old In October 2000, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to ten years in prison, a lenient sentence as a government witness.


2004 33 Years Old 1 More Event
An accomplice, Thomas Reynolds, who in 2004 was sentenced to 42 years in prison, shot Sami's wife, Judith, in the head, killing her, when she answered her door.
2006 35 Years Old In September 2006, he was released after serving six years in prison and placed on parole. … Read More
2008 37 Years Old 1 More Event
Paciello was arrested over a street fight in 2008, but no charges were filed.


…  During the 1990s, and again in 2012, he became a prominent night club owner in the South Beach section of Miami Beach, Florida.
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