Roy Olmstead, otherwise known as King of the Pudget Sound Bootleggers. Olmstead was a Seattle police Lieutenant when he decided to become a bootlegger. During raids conducted on local bootleggers, Olmstead quickly noticed that what most of these criminal lacked was some solid organization. Soon, he was importing whiskey from Canada, where liquor was still legal. He was caught during his first raid. He was fired and fined $500, but this really just freed his time up for importing more liquor. His organization grew quickly, and he became one of the area’s largest employers. Olmstead didn’t rely on violence, and was able to sell liquor cheaper than any other distributor in the area. He was ultimately brought down by wire tapping, a relatively new technology for the era.