Model: Mob Ties?

11/06/1998 at 12:00 AM EST

Supermodel Niki Taylor, 24, has agreed to talk with federal prosecutors in New York about her ex-boyfriend Chris Paciello, a Miami nightclub owner charged with felony murder in a racketeering indictment. Authorities are trying to build a case against Paciello, who was indicted in December along with Anthony Spero -- identified as the former acting boss of the Bonanno crime family -- and seven others of Staten Island, N.Y.'s reputed "Bath Avenue crew." The indictment alleges that Paciello (whose real name is Christian Ludwigsen) participated in a $300,000 bank robbery in 1992 and in a botched robbery that left a woman dead in 1993. Prosecutors have also accused Paciello, 28, of bringing mob money and strong-arm tactics into Miami, where he reinvented himself as the owner of trendy nightspots like Liquid, Bar Room and Joia. Paciello, who maintains his innocence, has been in a Brooklyn jail since December.

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