Supermodel Niki Taylor has agreed to talk with authorities about her ex-boyfriend, a Miami nightclub owner charged with felony murder in a racketeering indictment.
Ms. Taylor, who lives in Florida, agreed to fly to New York to talk to federal prosecutors after they threatened her with a subpoena, her spokesman said Wednesday.
Prosecutors are trying to build a case against Chris Paciello, who was indicted in December along with Anthony Spero -- identified as the former acting boss of the Bonanno crime family -- and seven others.
The indictment alleges that as a member of the "Bath Avenue crew," Paciello participated in a botched robbery that left a housewife dead in 1993 and in a $300,000 bank robbery in 1992, both on Staten Island.
Authorities also have accused Paciello, 28, of exporting mob money and strong-arm tactics to Miami, where he reinvented himself as the owner of trendy nightspots.
Paciello, whose real name is Christian Ludwigsen, has denied any wrongdoing. He has been in a Brooklyn jail since December.