He was once a convenience store magnate and once a viable candidate for governor of his state. Today, however, he's looking over the details of his divorce case in which a judge awarded most of the millions in assets left to the man's former wife.
The judge far north of us in Fort Lauderdale called the high-asset divorce case "bizarre" and "unnerving." And he said the former tycoon has no one but himself to blame for how things turned out.
The divorce case of Christy Mihos and wife Andrea was decided in Massachusetts, where the former millionaire had built his convenience store empire of more than 150 stores and then branched out to politics.
But over the past couple of years, his once-golden life has come unraveled. The 64-year-old's wife filed for divorce.
Mihos filed for bankruptcy, too, and was also accused of assault and battery by his wife, who he allegedly knocked to the ground two years ago. The couple's daughter apparently was a witness to the assault.
Mihos's former wife accuses him of more: wasting millions of the couple's dollars on his political dreams, as well as on prostitutes, exotic dancers and porn stars.
He reached for political office more than once, but fell short despite his willingness to spend heavily. His ex-wife claims he spent more than $25 million on his 2006 run for the governorship and a previous bid for the state Senate.
Now most of the $4 million in assets that remained in the couple's possession has been awarded to Andrea Mihos.
The judge decided Christy Mihos had lied to his family about how much he spent on his political ambitions; ambitions that his family did not share. He had apparently assured his family he wouldn't use personal assets in 2006 or in a second, less-serious run for the governor's mansion in 2010.
The divorce ruling might not even be the end of Christy Mihos's fall from grace, as the assault case must still be decided.
Source: CBS, "Divorce Judge Awards Most Of Christy Mihos’ Fortune To Wife," by Beth Germano, Nov. 6, 2013Cape Cod Times, "Christy Mihos had it all: How did it all go so wrong?," June 2013