Chris Paciello
American gangster; restaurateur
Chris Paciello
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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Chris Paciello's personal information overview.
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LOOK: Sofia Vergara All Smiles After Scuffle In Super Hot One-Piece
Huffington Post - about 4 years
What nightclub scuffle? Just two days after "Modern Family" star Sofia Vergara reportedly suffered a cleavage-revealing wardrobe malfunction in a late-night dustup, she and fiance Nick Loeb were all smiles as they lounged in the sun Wednesday on Miami Beach. The curvy actress left her now-infamous bondage-inspired bathing suit behind and squeezed into a black one-piece that, well, barely contained a couple things. She paired the suit with a gorgeous blue maxi for the stroll back inside. (VIEW VIDEO ABOVE.) But first, the Colombian-born bombshell and her fiancé spent some quality time forming a united front in the sun following reports of a New Year's Eve spat. According to the New York Post, Loeb was kicked out of Story nightclub after a scuffle with a neighboring table, and Vergara's top was pulled down or ripped in the process. Also allegedly complicating matters between the pair was the fact that the party was hosted by infamous nightclub personality Chris Paciel ...
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Fighting For Attention! Sofia Vergara Flaunts Her Boobies On The Beach In Latex Swimsuit
Radar Online - about 4 years
By Radar Staff Sofia Vergara is definitely keeping things interesting and muy caliente in 2013! After exposing her assets when her dress ripped during her New Years Eve fight with her fiance, Nick Loeb, the Modern Family bombshell hit the beaches of Miami on Wednesday in the sexiest swimsuit imaginable, giving the world something else to talk about – her totally hot body – and RadarOnline.com has the photos. PHOTOS: Sofia Vergara Flaunts Her Boobies On The Beach In Latex Swimsuit Showing off her crazy cleavage in a latex one-piece that featured a strappy back, the 40-year-old fox sizzled in the sun as she lounged around with her husband to be. Never shy about showing off her sexy body, last week Vergara tweeted a photo of her famous figure in a black and white bondage style bathing suit. PHOTOS: Sofia Vergara's Sexiest Looks Vergara and Loeb have been vacationing in Miami, where they rung in 2013 at her former flame, Chris Paciello's nightclub, Story, reportedly getting into ...
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Script in development about famed Miami nightclub owner
The Palm Beach Post - over 4 years
By LESLIE ABRAVANEL Variety reports that New Line is developing a script “based on the life of famed Miami nightclub owner Chris Paciello.” A subject we thought was as over as Paciello’s former night club Liquid. But apparently Atlas Entertainment thinks the resurrection of Miami nights past is celluloid-worthy and has tapped Emmy winning writer Adam Mazer, author of HBO’s acclaimed Kevorkian biopic You Don’t Know Jack, to come up with an original screenplay. (Fact checking note to Mazer: Paciello, who did date Modern Family bombshell Sofia Vergara, never, ever, dated Madonna). As for Paciello, who works as a marketing consultant at the Delano overseeing the restaurant Bianca and watering hole FDR, he’s been leading a sort of low-key life with the exception of a, DUI bust back in February. “I’m happy and humbled to finally have the right opportunity to tell my story,” Paciello told us. Let the casting games begin.
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New Line goes clubbing in Miami
Yahoo News - almost 5 years
NEW YORK (TheWrap.com) - New Line has acquired a pitch from Atlas Entertainment about the life of Chris Paciello, a legendary nightclub owner who earned the title "King of Miami." Adam Mazer, who won an Emmy for HBO's "You Don't Know Jack," is developing the script with Atlas and New Line co-producing. Mazer is in production on "Empire State," starring Dwayne Johnson, Liam Hemsorth and Emma Roberts. He is also developing a series for HBO titled "Big Girls," which Ben Silverman and Charlie Corwin are producing. ...
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Ojani Noa a Jennifer López: “Es racista, infiel y bruja” - LaRepública.pe
Google News - over 5 years
Noa afirmó que J. Lo fue novia del rapero Puff Diddy solo por las costosas joyas que recibía como regalo de éste, ya que a ella no le gustan las personas de raza negra, e incluso la acusó de haberle sido infiel también con Chris Paciello –condenado por
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Old haunts may be next big thing - MiamiHerald.com
Google News - over 5 years
As we reported not so long ago, we're expecting the reunion of two tastemakers of nightlife past, Ingrid Casares and Chris Paciello, hooking up with Las Vegas's Light Group, founded by Andrew Sasson, former doorman of once upon a time South Beach hot
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Ojani Noah: "Jennifer López me engaño con dos tipos" - Revista Generacción
Google News - over 5 years
Uno es Puff Daddy y el otro es Chris Paciello, el ex novio de Sofía Vergara, ahora convicto", ha señalado el ex-esposo de la cantante y actriz estadounidense, según publicó Labotana.com. Finalmente, aseguró: "Estuvimos juntos en sacrificios de animales
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Vergara le dijo que lo engañaba: Ex esposo de J.lo - Vanguardia.com.mx
Google News - over 5 years
Ojani aceptó haber recibido una llamada telefónica de Sofía Vergara informándole que J.Lo estaba siéndole infiel con Chris Paciello, que en ese entonces era pareja de la actriz colombiana. “Yo ya sabía lo de Chris pero yo nunca quise hacer nada hasta ... - -
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Tiết lộ đời làm vợ các ông trùm mafia - VietNamNet
Google News - over 5 years
Một phần khác trong chương trình "Tôi đã kết hôn với một kẻ cướp" còn đề cập tới con gái một ông trùm - Love Majewski đã yêu Chris Paciello, thành viên gia đình tội phạm Bonanno. Chủ tịch kiêm tổng giám đốc kênh Investigation Discovery là Henry
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The women breaking mafia code of silence to reveal what life is really like ... - Daily Mail
Google News - over 5 years
Another episode follows the story of Love Majewski, another mob daughter, who fell for Chris Paciello, a member of the Bonanno crime family and The Untouchables, Ray Merolle's car-theft operation which inspired the film Gone in 60 Seconds
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Jennifer Lopez face voodoo ca sa ii mearga bine - eNational.ro
Google News - over 5 years
“Eram casatorit de putin timp cu Jennifer, dar ma insela deja cu P. Diddy si Chris Paciello, un proprietar de club din Miami. Am mers la vrajitoare pentru a indrepta lucrurile. Jennifer, care crede in chestiile astea, a fost cu mine
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Ojani Noa e Jennifer Lopez sacrificam animais para salvar casamento - O Fuxico (Inscrição)
Google News - over 5 years
Ojani e Jennifer casaram em fevereiro de 1997 eo casamento durou menos de um ano porque a cantora, segundo o ex, o traiu com P. Diddy e com o proprietário de uma casa noturna de Miami, Chris Paciello. Desesperado para salvar seu casamento, Noa procurou
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Jennifer Lopez's Ex Says They Participated in Animal Sacrifice - 411mania.com
Google News - over 5 years
Ojani Noa said on the Spanish language show Frank Cairo: Sin Libreto that when their marriage got rocky due to his claims that Jennifer cheated on him with P. Diddy and Chris Paciello, the two visited a Los Angeles Santeria guru
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Investigation Discovery's I MARRIED A MOBSTER Breaks Code of Silence as The ... - PR Newswire (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
Through Staten Island mob daughters like herself, Love Majewski meets Chris Paciello, a member of the Bonanno crime family, as well as Ray Merolle's "The Untouchables," the car-theft operation that inspired "Gone in 60 Seconds
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Zeno Charity: Catching Up With Past 'Lifer' Employee Robert Escalera - BlackBook Magazine
Google News - over 5 years
I was in Miami working as a model when I met Chris Paciello at a club he owned called Micky's with Mickey Rourke. He offered to pay me a couple hundred bucks to bring my friends and said we would all get in for free and get free drinks
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Ojani Noa acusa a Jennifer López de practicar magia negra y de haberle sido infiel - Red Erbol
Google News - over 5 years
De acuerdo con Noa, López le fue infiel con el productor musical P. Diddy y con Chris Paciello, a quien identificó como ex novio de la actriz Sofía Vergara. “A final de la década de los 90 mi madrina en la magia negra, que ahora mismo es la líder
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Deco Mecca
NYTimes - about 7 years
MIAMI BABYLON Crime, Wealth, and Power -- A Dispatch From the Beach By Gerald Posner Illustrated. 454 pp. Simon & Schuster. $27 One has two thoughts upon picking up Gerald Posner's new book, ''Miami Babylon.'' One: The title is redundant. There are those, after all, who might argue that with the exception of Las Vegas, there is no American city as
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On the Beach
NYTimes - about 8 years
FOOL'S PARADISE Players, Poseurs, and the Culture of Excess in South Beach By Steven Gaines Illustrated. 274 pp. Crown Publishers. $25.95. Those who might hesitate to pick up a modern social history of Miami Beach will be relieved to know that Madonna appears only briefly in ''Fool's Paradise,'' Steven Gaines's entertaining chronicle of sleaze and
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A Witness Remembers Brief Glamour, but Lasting Mayhem
NYTimes - almost 12 years
In his day in South Beach in Miami, Chris Paciello defined the place. He was handsome. He had money. His nightclubs, Liquid and the Bar Room, were hot. Boats, including a $500,000 model that he owned, bobbed in the sun. But it has been five years since the collapse of what the Brooklyn-born Mr. Paciello has called his new life in Florida, brought
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Chemical Brothers and Sisters
NYTimes - over 13 years
CLUBLAND The Fabulous Rise and Murderous Fall of Club Culture. By Frank Owen. 323 pp. New York: St. Martin's Press. $24.95. MUCKRAKING is a quaint term, but it's useful to describe what Frank Owen is up to in ''Clubland.'' First, there is the muck -- great swamploads of it. There is nothing quite so morally fetid as the nightclubs and discos of
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Chris Paciello
    FORTIES
  • 2012
    Age 40
    In December 2012, he and a partner opened Story, a South Beach nightclub.
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    On March 6, 2012, Paciello opened a new restaurant, Bianca, in the Delano Hotel in South Beach.
    More Details Hide Details He made the following press statement: "I regret the mistakes I made in the past. I am working hard to make a positive impact and to build a new life for myself in Miami. I am grateful to the many people here who have welcomed me back with open arms, and look forward to a positive future."
    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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  • THIRTIES
  • 2008
    Age 36
    In October 2008, the British tabloid paper Daily Star linked Madonna and Paciello romantically, reporting that the couple was together in Toronto, Canada; later, however, the tabloid retracted the story.
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    Paciello was arrested over a street fight in 2008, but no charges were filed.
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  • 2006
    Age 34
    In September 2006, he was released after serving six years in prison and placed on parole.
    More Details Hide Details He moved to Los Angeles, where he owned two Cristoni pizzerias, both now out of business.
  • 2004
    Age 32
    Paciello had fingered two made members of the Bonanno family, which led ultimately to the takedown of almost the entire upper echelon of the organization, including family boss Joseph "Big Joe" Massino. Paciello's cooperation with the federal government was "unprecedented", according to a March 2004 letter by his then-lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, to the court that would sentence Paciello in connection with the murder and robbery charges related to Judith Shemtov. Brafman estimated that "more than 70 people" had been "prosecuted directly and indirectly as a result of Paciello's cooperation", which was reportedly confirmed in a letter from the U.S. District Attorney's Office in Brooklyn.
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    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.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2000
    Age 28
    In October 2000, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to ten years in prison, a lenient sentence as a government witness.
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  • 1999
    Age 27
    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.
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  • 1996
    Age 24
    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.
    More Details Hide Details However, the New York Gambino crime family was one of Paciello's early financial backers. In a Brooklyn meeting with acting Colombo boss Alphonse Persico and Gambino representatives, Paciello was allowed to choose affiliation with the Colombos. Neither family was aware that Paciello was still working for the FBI.
  • 1995
    Age 23
    In late November 1995, Paciello opened a new nightclub, Club Liquid, in South Beach, bringing in local celebrity Ingrid Casares as a partner.
    More Details Hide Details Liquid soon became a center of Miami's South Beach nightlife in the 1990s. The singer Madonna, a friend of Casares', was a frequent guest. Paciello was also allegedly linked to Madonna in a long-time on and off relationship, and to other celebrities such as Niki Taylor, Jennifer Lopez, Naomi Campbell, Daisy Fuentes, and Sofia Vergara.
  • 1994
    Age 22
    Impressed by the new techno style nightclubs in New York, Paciello decided to open his own club in Miami Beach, Florida. Using money from the Westminster Bank robbery, Paciello opened the nightclub, Risk, in the South Beach section in November 1994.
    More Details Hide Details Unknown to his fellow gang members, Paciello had also started providing information about them and their Cosa Nostra contacts to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
    In February 1994, Paciello and his gang robbed a Westminster Bank in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, stealing $300,000.
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  • 1993
    Age 21
    In February 1993, Paciello was charged with murder.
    More Details Hide Details He had planned a home invasion on Staten Island and served as a driver. Paciello had information that the target, Sami Shemtov, who owned several adult entertainment stores, kept large amounts of cash at his house.
  • 1992
    Age 20
    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.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1971
    Born
    Paciello was born Christian Ludwigsen in 1971 in Borough Park, Brooklyn and spent his childhood there.
    More Details Hide Details His father was a heroin addict and a small-time criminal who was arrested for burglary, auto theft, and drug charges in the 1980s. By age 15, Paciello was himself stealing car radios, and then cars. When he was 16, his mother left the family and Paciello moved to Staten Island. Three years later, Paciello left home and changed his last name from Ludwigsen to Paciello, which is his mother's maiden name. His elder brother, George Ludwigsen, was convicted of bank robberies in Hallandale, Florida and Gulfport, Mississippi in the 1990s.
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