Who led a team of Chicago law enforcement agents nicknamed “The Untouchables”?
Answer: Eliot Ness was a law enforcement official in Chicago, best known for his efforts to enforce Prohibition. Ness assembled a team of Prohibition enforcement personnel known as “The Untouchables” to combat the activities of gangster Al Capone. An attempt by Capone to bribe Ness’s agents was seized on by Ness for publicity, leading to the media nickname “The Untouchables.” Ness is often recognized for destroying the multimillion-dollar breweries operated by Al Capone, and was instrumental in ceasing the power Capone had over the city of Chicago.
Eliot Ness was an American Prohibition agent, famous for his efforts to enforce Prohibition in Chicago, Illinois, bringing down Al Capone, and the leader of a famous team of law enforcement agents nicknamed The Untouchables.
Born: 19 April 1903, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 16 May 1957, Coudersport, Pennsylvania, United States
Books: The Untouchables
Movies: The Untouchables
Spouse: Elisabeth Andersen Seaver (m. 1946–1957), Evaline McAndrew (m. 1939–1945), Edna Staley (m. 1929–1938)
Children: Robert Ness