Brandi starts us off with the ultimate mob boss, Al Capone. For years, Al Capone ran Chicago. He was the co-founder and boss of the Chicago Mafia, commonly known as the Chicago Outfit. During the Prohibition era, Capone made big money by operating illegal establishments. Anyone who threatened his businesses was promptly killed. Al did too many illegal things to list, but the most boring one is what took him down. He didn’t pay his taxes.
Then Kristin tells us about Dutch Schultz. He may not be a household name today, but in his day, Dutch Schultz was very well known. He was violent, ruthless, and rich. He ran illegal lotteries, operated speakeasies and extorted restaurateurs. Oh yeah. And he didn’t pay taxes. Are we sensing a pattern?
And now for a note about our process. For each episode, Kristin reads a bunch of articles, then spits them back out in her very limited vocabulary. Brandi copies and pastes from the best sources on the web. And sometimes Wikipedia. (No shade, Wikipedia. We love you.) We owe a huge debt of gratitude to the real experts who covered these cases.
In this episode, Kristin pulled from:
The book, “The Last Testament of Lucky Luciano: The Mafia Story in His own words” by Martin Gosch and Richard Hammer
“Thomas E. Dewey Defeats Dutch Schultz,” historynet.com
“Gangster Dutch Schultz died a millionaire, but where did all his money go?” by William DeLong for allthatsinteresting.com
“Dutch Schultz,” wikipedia
In this episode, Brandi pulled from:
“Al Capone Trial (1931)” Famous-Trials.com
“Al Capone” by Marilyn Bardsley, Crime Library
“Al Capone” FBI.gov
“Al Capone” wikipedia.org