Seattle Vice: Strippers, Prostitution, Dirty Money, and Crooked Cops in the Emerald City

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For more than half a century, Frank Colacurcio and his crime family have been a force in the bars and backrooms of Seattle power and politics, an American crime boss reign to match those of the often-glamorized Mafia dons of New York and Chicago. Seattle Vice tells the story of the Pacific Northwest's most successful strip club owner, Frank Colacurcio, whose excessive appreciation for girls has made him both a millionaire and a convict. He notched his first major felony in his 20s, and now, at the age of 92, ...
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For more than half a century, Frank Colacurcio and his crime family have been a force in the bars and backrooms of Seattle power and politics, an American crime boss reign to match those of the often-glamorized Mafia dons of New York and Chicago. Seattle Vice tells the story of the Pacific Northwest's most successful strip club owner, Frank Colacurcio, whose excessive appreciation for girls has made him both a millionaire and a convict. He notched his first major felony in his 20s, and now, at the age of 92, faces his sixth. This book is a historic snapshot of Seattle as a place of corruption and vice. And in that snapshot, Frank Colacurcio is the guy in the middle, smiling into the camera.
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When most of us think of Seattle, our thoughts drift to Microsoft idea tanks or lounging at Starbucks. Few of us associate this eco-friendly city with a powerful crime family and recurring civic corruption. Seattle Weekly journalist Rick Anderson corrects our myopia with a stark portrait of Frank Colacurcio, a homicidal mob boss whose sixty-year felonious reign ended only with his death in July. Anderson details the prostitution kingpin's brutal acts including execution-style slayings for which he was never prosecuted. A seldom-told true crime saga.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570616617
  • Publisher: Sasquatch Books
  • Publication date: 9/28/2010
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 994,562
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 11.40 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Meet the Author

Rick Anderson is a writer for Seattle Weekly, formerly a news columnist at the Seattle Times and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. His work has appeared in Mother Jones, Sports Illustrated, and The Village Voice. Anderson lives in Seattle.
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  • Posted January 2, 2011

    A fun-and-sex read

    As a Seattle newcomer I discovered what this city was really like and how it got that way, from the days that Wyatt Earp, no kidding, ran a gambling joint in Seattle to the days an online pioneer named Warshavsky became the Bill Gates of porn. And winding through the middle of the story is Colacurcio, the godfather of nudity inc. The Emerald City indeed.

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