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For Immediate Release

June 21, 2011 U.S. Marshals Headquarters Public Affairs
Lynzey Donahue (202) 307-9075
Main public affairs number (202) 307-9065;

Kendra Todd Group (Listing Agent) (206) 577-0028

U.S. Marshals to Auction Seattle Nightclubs Formerly Run by Colacurcio Crime Family

Seattle, WA – Two former strip clubs in Seattle will be sold via a U.S. Marshals auction June 29 at 2 p.m. The auction for both properties will take place on site at the former “Rick’s Nightclub,” 11332 Lake City Way NE, Seattle. Registration may be done online at or on site beginning at 11 a.m. June 29.

The former “Rick’s Nightclub” and “Talents West” were part of the Colacurcio organized crime enterprise, which was dismantled in 2009 after years of investigation by the Department of Justice. The late Frank Colacurcio Sr., his son Frank Colacurcio Jr. and their associates were indicted on racketeering and prostitution-related charges. The younger Colacurcio agreed to forfeit $1.3 million in cash and all interest in the strip clubs in September 2010. The U.S. Marshals Service, Western District of Washington, seized the two properties in August 2010. A court order to dispose of the properties was issued in April 2011, and the Marshals determined that an auction was the most feasible way to sell the properties.

The properties will be available for viewing Wednesday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., by appointment and three hours prior to the auction.

Proceeds from the auction will be deposited into the U.S. Department of Justice Assets Forfeiture fund, which is used to compensate victims of crime, supplement funding for law enforcement initiatives and support community programs.

Rick's Nightclub Talent's nightclub
For more information and terms and conditions of the auction, go to

The U.S. Marshals Service is responsible for managing and selling seized and forfeited properties acquired by federal criminals through illegal activities. Proceeds generated from asset sales are used to compensate victims, supplement funding for law enforcement initiatives and support community programs.

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