1 hr 8 min

George Remus: The Real Great Gatsby Scoundrel: History's Forgotten Villains

    • History

It's 1920 and George Remus, a Chicago attorney, stands before the bench in a Federal courtroom. He watches in horror as the Judge finds his client, a local booze bootlegger, guilty of violating the recently passed Volstead Act. The man's punishment? A $10,000 fine, the equivalent of roughly over $160,000 in today's money. Remus is horrified by the obscene punishment but notices that his client could care less. The bootlegger casually removes a wad of cash from his pocket so thick it can barely fold and tosses it to Remus to drop it off for him as he exits. Staring down at the money, Remus has a plan: To become the biggest bootlegger of illegal booze the world has ever seen. This is a tale of betrayal, duplicity, and cold-hearted murder. 

 

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It's 1920 and George Remus, a Chicago attorney, stands before the bench in a Federal courtroom. He watches in horror as the Judge finds his client, a local booze bootlegger, guilty of violating the recently passed Volstead Act. The man's punishment? A $10,000 fine, the equivalent of roughly over $160,000 in today's money. Remus is horrified by the obscene punishment but notices that his client could care less. The bootlegger casually removes a wad of cash from his pocket so thick it can barely fold and tosses it to Remus to drop it off for him as he exits. Staring down at the money, Remus has a plan: To become the biggest bootlegger of illegal booze the world has ever seen. This is a tale of betrayal, duplicity, and cold-hearted murder. 

 

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1 hr 8 min

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