The “King of the Bootleggers” and a loophole in the Volstead Act

Before the rise of Al Capone, another Chicago native formed a nationwide network to supply prohibition era speakeasies. George Remus exploited a loophole in the Volstead Act to become the original king of the bootleggers. The History Guy remembers the "King of the Bootleggers."

Oct 2, 2019 | 10:31 | Tracy Douglas

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