Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Mob Ties Of A Tiger Woods Mistress

Rachel Uchitel, Tiger Woods' so-called "mistress #1," who was a VIP party hostess in Manhattan before the scandal broke last November, apparently had family ties to the Mob through her grandfather, according to a new article on The Daily Beast that you can read in its entirety HERE. The article reads in part:

"Her grandfather, Maurice Uchitel, who died in 2000, owned New York’s legendary El Morocco nightclub and Miami Beach’s iconic Eden Roc hotel....[and] was both friends and partners with some of the 20th century's great mobsters..Besides the hotel and club, Maurice invested in Scopitone, a video-jukebox technology that swept Europe in the 1960s. The Securities and Exchange Commission thought it was a Mob front...Scopitone wasn’t Maurice Uchitel’s only questionable deal, but it was typical of most of them: shady partners, rumors of some Mob involvement, and often a business-ending lawsuit.... Uchitels were good friends, according to people I’ve interviewed in Miami, with Meyer Lansky, New York crime captain Frank Costello, and Sam Cohen, president of Las Vegas’ Flamingo Hotel during the 1960s."

1 comment:

  1. It is just unreal how Woods' minor car accident ballooned into something far more serious.