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By Rick Anderson

ISBN-10: 1570617147

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For greater than part a century, Frank Colacurcio and his crime family members were a strength within the bars and backrooms of Seattle strength and politics, an American crime boss reign to check these of the often-glamorized Mafia dons of recent York and Chicago. Seattle Vice tells the tale of the Pacific Northwest's such a lot profitable strip membership proprietor, Frank Colacurcio, whose over the top appreciation for women has made him either a millionaire and a convict. He notched his first significant criminal in his 20s, and now, on the age of ninety two, faces his 6th. This booklet is a historical photograph of Seattle as a spot of corruption and vice. And in that photo, Frank Colacurcio is the fellow within the center, smiling into the digicam.

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Two of Albert’s cousins would become famous Seattleites—Victor Rosellini as a restaurateur and Leo Rosellini as a surgeon—but Albert became best known of them all. When he represented Frank in court, Rosellini was in his tenth year of law practice. A onetime amateur boxer, he had gotten an immediate publicity boost just after hanging out his shingle, when he was hired to defend one of his former ring foes. The Seattle Times found the case a novelty. ” Rosellini later worked for King County prosecutor Warren G.

Of course, if it was OK to kill the police chief, what did that mean for everyone else? Brevity. Life could end abruptly in the middle of a horse ride or poker game. And thanks in great deal to corruption, incompetence, and the free flow of booze and drugs, citizens could vanish almost as if they never existed. Records to that effect can still be found in yellowed bound volumes in the King County Medical Examiner’s Office at Harborview Medical Center. They tell terse stories of early vice-related lives and deaths.

Mayor Lundgren fell into some disrepute as well when it was reported that his construction company had been paid $10,000 by Nellie to remodel her hotel. Curtis pulled up stakes in Aberdeen and was in the throes of shutting down her Seattle operation. She went to her home in West Seattle, a compound surrounded by a high steel fence along Alki Beach, and asked to be let alone. “After nearly half a century in the oldest profession in the world, Nellie Curtis had retired,” write Hughes and Beckwith.

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