Was would be Mrs McCartney’s dad ‘married to the Mob’?

Last Updated: May 14, 2011, 14:08 PM IST

London: Apparently aversive to the limelight, Paul McCartney’s fiancée Nancy Shevell is firmly under the spotlight after a mail revealed the 51-year old businesswoman’s extraordinary history of family drama and tragedy.

According to the mail, not only was her father linked with the Mafia, but her uncle shot himself in the head after his own business — which had links to the Mob — went bankrupt.

If that were not enough, after battling with a serious drug problem for much of his life, Nancy’s only brother died after overdosing on a cocktail of drugs in a Los Angeles hotel room, the Daily Mail reported.

Even her late brother Jon once observed, she ‘sure doesn’t look like a trucker’, further describing his little sister as a ‘supermodel in a grimy business’.

Her father, Myron ‘Mike’ Shevell, on the other hand, faced allegations of having connections with the Mob.

In 1975, US government officials filed fraud charges against the brothers for the alleged involvement of haulage with mobsters. The case never went to trial, but they were forced to surrender control of the companies and they later went bankrupt.