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Ingrid Casares and Chris Paciello at Liquid in 1995
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Chris Paciello, (born Christian Ludwigsen, a Brooklyn born wannabe-celebrity-mob-rat who once reined as king of South Beach is back in Miami.  It wasn’t that long ago that Paciello was  part of the drug dealing and robbery Bath Avenue crime crew bossed by Bonanno consigliere Anthony Spero. Paciello eventually wound up being convicted in a low-life home invasion involving the shooting murder of a New York housewife. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison and flipped to the feds to reduce his sentence.

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For the first time since he was released from federal prison five years ago, Miami Beach’s fallen nightscape overlord has returned to where it all started.

Chris Paciello, now 40 and described by some who have run into him as “subdued and humbled,” is settling down at the Delano Hotel.

He’ll be living there for the next few months as he works to give back to the legendary beachside resort its No. 1 ranking among hipsters and celebrities. 

read more  Click here: Chris Paciello back on South Beach scene at Delano – Jose Lambiet –