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  • Gambling interests also provided councilmembers with perks. Charls M. "Streetcar Charlie" Carroll spoke openly to the press about the benefits of being on the city council, including receiving "free-ers," such as dinners or junkets. A high-ranking police officer named Anton "Tony" Gustin later claimed in an interview that the police were once forced to pressure a business into providing one needy city councilmember with matching luggage.
    Christopher T. Bayley, Seattle Justice: The Rise and Fall of the Police Payoff System in Seattle (Seattle: Sasquatch Books, 2015), ch. 2

    January 17, 2016