Pierce County Expose 1979 Bob Corcoran ~ Government Corruption & Organized Crime in Washington State ~ Tacoma


Title: Pierce County Expose [10 issues in 7 volumes]

Author: Bob Corcoran

Description: 10 issues (in 7 volumes), issued March-June 1979. Staple-bound in printed yellow card covers. A few minor spots of soiling, else clean and unmarked. Mailing labels on rear covers. [268] pages total. One copy located on OCLC.

A rare copy of Corcoran's expose of the confluence of organized crime and corrupted politicians in Pierce County and the state of Washington. He states that, by the late 1960s, individuals with strong ties to organized crime were well entrenched into the state capital, and that this association, involving both political parties, filtered down through the various state agencies. From regulatory laxity and obfuscation of investigations by the State Liquor Commission (and issues around liquor licenses and topless bars), to racketeering, arson, fraud, extortion, prostitution, murder, pornography, and the selling of narcotics, Corcoran's research exposes the depth of the problem. The expose is augmented with copies of a variety of legal documents and transcriptions of interviews. The research is very specific and involves very many named individuals, agencies, places of business.

Robert ''Bob'' Corcoran (1930-2014) was a notable Seattle/Tacoma-area TV and radio commentator, the host of the controversial Bob Corcoran Show (1968-1972), and an investigator for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and KING-TV. These were originally mailed to the wife of Fred ''Fritz'' Nobel, the three-decade owner of Fritz's Tavern in Tacoma.

Binding: Staple bound soft cover
Condition: Very Good+

Publisher: R&L Distributing Co.
Place: Tacoma, Washington
Year: 1979

Keywords: corruption, organized crime, Washington state, crime, criminals, Tacoma,

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