Scarface Al and the Crime Crusaders: Chicago's Private War Against Capone

Scarface Al and the Crime Crusaders: Chicago's Private War Against Capone

Dennis E. Hoffman

According to the Elliot Ness fable, which has been broadly disseminated via books, tv exhibits, and flicks, Ness and the Untouchables defeated Al Capone through marshaling more suitable firepower. In Scarface Al and the Crime Crusaders, Dennis Hoffman provides a clean new point of view at the downfall of Al Capone. To debunk the Eliot Ness delusion, he indicates how a handful of non-public electorate introduced Capone to justice by way of outsmarting him instead of by way of outgunning him.

            Drawing on formerly untapped assets, Hoffman dissects what he phrases a “private conflict” opposed to Capone. He lines the behind-the-scenes paintings of some well known Chicago businessmen from their profitable lobbying of presidents Coolidge and Hoover on behalf of federal intervention to the trial, sentencing, and punishment of Al Capone. Hoffman additionally reconstructs intimately a few privately subsidized citizen tasks directed at preventing Capone. those inner most ventures incorporated prosecuting the gangsters answerable for election crimes; setting up a criminal offense lab to aid in gangbusting; underwriting the prices of the research of the Jake Lingle homicide; stigmatizing Capone; and preserving the famous person witnesses for the prosecution in Al Capone’s source of revenue tax evasion case.

Hoffman means that as American society remains to be threatened by way of unlawful medicinal drugs, gangs, and frequent violence, you will need to do not forget that the geared up crime and political corruption of Prohibition-era Chicago have been checked throughout the efforts of personal citizens.




Dennis E. Hoffman is an affiliate professor of felony justice on the collage of Nebraska at Omaha.



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