Mayoral candidate, bar owner Alfrank Catucci arrested
By David Crowder
Posted on October 29, 2008
Bar owner and mayoral candidate Alexander Frank “Alfrank” Catucci was arrested late Friday night at his home on a misdemeanor charge of operating a security company without a license.
“I don’t own a security company,” Catucci said. “I’ve never been involved with a security company or installed an alarm or camera in my life.
“We hire CFI Security to do our security cameras and our security system,” he said, referring to a company with offices on Airport Road.
Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman Trooper Harry Hoelsher said a DPS officer arrested Catucci, one of three owners of A6 Technology Solutions accused of operating a security company without a license.
“At least two of the owners were arrested,” Hoelsher said. “There’s a third one they’re trying to make an arrest on.”
Catucci, 41, owns two El Paso nightclubs, Club 101 and the Loft and Mini Bar.
“I think it’s kind of funny that someone is filing the charge against me now that I’m running for mayor,” he said. “Nothing every happened to me before I announced for office. The worst thing ever was a traffic ticket.
“I don’t think anybody is behind this that’s political. I think someone is trying to discredit me.”
Since announcing his candidacy for mayor, Catucci said, “A litany of stuff has been happening to me.”
Catucci confirmed that he is part owner of A6 Technology Solutions, which he described as a computer company that has developed its own software for handling point-of-sale transactions in his establishments and for checking the age and identification of incoming patrons.
“They’re alleging I installed camera systems or alarm systems, but I don’t know what they’re talking about and neither does anyone else,” Catucci said.
He confirmed that the company is owned by him, William Aaron Skinner and Joseph Dorgan.
The Texas Secretary of State’s office shows Catucci, Skinner and Dorgan formed the corporation on April 14 of this year as a limited partnership and that Skinner is the registered agent.
Hoelsher said he could not release Catucci’s arrest warrant or the name of the second person who was arrested or the third person for whom an arrest warrant was issued.
“Right now, we’re not releasing any more information,” Hoelsher said.
But county jail records show Skinner was arrested Oct. 9 on the same charge. Like Catucci, Skinner was released on the misdemeanor charge after posting a $500 bond.
Renee Railey, spokeswoman for the El Paso County district attorney’s office, said the office has not yet logged in the charges, which are probably still in the intake screening process.
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