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Francis Colacurcio Sr. June 18, — July 2,  was an American mobster and boss of the Seattle crime family known for running strip clubs in SeattleWashington. He was a subject of ongoing federal investigations into organized crime in the city and was suspected of being an organized crime boss.
Born to immigrant parents from southern ItalyColacurcio was the eldest of nine children, and worked on his father's vegetable farm in Seattle. He dropped out of school before completing the eighth grade and started a produce-hauling business. InColacurcio was convicted for having sex with an underage girl. In the s, Colacurcio entered the jukeboxcigarette, and vending machine businesses.
Business rivals claimed that he used threats to control the trade. With money earned from these businesses, Colacurcio started investing in bars, restaurants, and clubs. To avoid trouble obtaining liquor sColacurcio had relatives and associates front as the business owners. In he was subpoenaed to testify before the U.
Senate Rackets Committee.
Kennedy did question him about his alleged racketeering activities in Seattle. In the s, Colacurcio acquired more interests in restaurants and nightclubs.
Inhe opened a beer garden at the Seattle World's Fair. Inlaw enforcement launched a criminal investigation in the Seattle area known as " Strippergate. Inboth Frank Sr. Rosellini was not charged in the investigation. In Marchthe FBI started a multi-agency task force to investigate alleged organized crime, racketeering, and cold case murders tied to Frank Sr.
In Aprilthe state supreme court reinstated money laundering and political corruption charges from Strippergate charges against Frank Sr. On June 2,local police and federal agents raided Frank Sr. On June 30,Frank Sr.
In exchange, federal prosecutors agreed to dismiss fourteen other charges. Frank Colacurcio.
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