The federal arraignment and perp walk of indicted stripper king Frank Colacurcio Sr., his son and four business partners is, at this point, still on for tomorrow afternoon at the U.S. Courthouse in Seattle, despite a last-minute effort by Colacurcio to put it off. His Seattle attorney Irwin Schwartz yesterday filed his first notice of appearance in the case, and, "pursuant to Local Rule CR 5(d)(2)," requested "a two week continuance of arraignment as provided in the rule." But a U.S. Attorney spokesperson today said she was told by federal prosecutors that the arraignment will go on as expected, starting at 1:30 p.m.
Ninety-two-year-old Colacurcio and the others are charged with racketeering, money laundering and mail fraud related to alleged prostitution at three of their nude dancing clubs. All are expected to plead not guilty. A 179-page FBI search warrant claims that the three clubs and another Colacurcio nudie joint took in nearly $1 million a month during the 16-month period that investigators were counting, with one-on-one sex the key marketing element. "The business model at each of the four clubs is the same, the promotion and facilitation of prostitution," the FBI says in court documents.