Chris Paciello, Murderous Nightclub Impresario, Arrested For Drunk Driving at 80 MPH Through South Beach
At 4:29 am, police officers spotted Paciello -- real name: Christian Ludwigsen -- driving recklessly in a dark-colored Jaguar, according to Miami Beach Police spokesperson Juan Sanchez. He headed northbound on Jefferson Avenue at approximately 80 miles per hour. The cops radioed in a description of the car and he was soon pulled over.
Paciello was the subject of a series of four New Times features. Sentenced in 2000 to ten years in prison for a mob-connected murder, he cooperated with the FBI and only served seven. He turned down federal witness protection and returned to Miami this summer, taking what was billed as a "marketing" gig with the Delano. "The Light Group believes in second chances, and Chris has paid his debt to society," the posh hotel's parent company told the Miami Herald in a statement back in September 2011. "He is a welcomed addition to our team of professionals."
The Light Group has not yet responded to a request for comment on this latest arrest.
[H/T: Random Pixels]