Michael Blutrich, the gay man who once owned the iconic topless club Scores at 333 East 60th Street, has declined to enter witness protection after cooperating with federal prosecutors to bring down the Gambino mobsters who shook him down as reported by the New York Post: "Blutrich, who no longer has an association with Scores, said he refused to enter witness protection . . . because 'they would have sent me to South Dakota or Utah,'" and "I would have been the only Jew in the state."
Blutrich "worked undercover for a year, taping more than 100 conversations that prosecutors say contributed to indictments in January  of several members of the Gambino family on charges of extorting more than $1 million from Scores" as previously reported by Selwyn Raab for The New York Times.
He recently released his memoir Scores: How I Opened the Hottest Strip Cub in New York City, Was Extorted out of Millions by the Gambino Family, and Became One of the Most Successful Mafia Informants in FBI History.