A couple years ago Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels rankled a few folks by suggesting that the Frank Colacurcio Sr. might be involved in organized crime:
“The clubs don’t make their money off of Pepsi (and …) they’re not allowed to serve alcohol,” Nickels said during his monthly appearance on a call-in television show on Seattle’s government affairs cable channel, called Seattle Channel. “I believe that there is organized crime involved in at least that club and perhaps others.”
Yeah, sure… the Colacurcio’s had a long history of gambling, vice, and suspected mob involvement, but to suggest that a family is connected to organized crime, simply because they have a very Italian sounding name (and own a string of shady strip clubs… and were suspected in a series of execution style killings)… well, that’s just offensive.
Where’s the proof, critic’s asked? Apologies were demanded. Nickels refused.
Well, since truth-defenders like Erica are such sticklers for apologies, I’m guessing they’ll be sending a few “I’m sorries” Nickels’ way, now that his charges appear to be backed up by a five-year federal investigation.