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Eliot Ness April 19th 1903 Elliot Ness was born Peter and Emma Ness a middle class Norwegian family were living in Chicago Eliot was the youngest of five children Mr Ness had Eliot help him out with his wholesale bakery business when he was younger Later on Eliot became interested in law when his brother-in-law Alexander who was an agent for the Justice Department taught him how to shoot a gun Eliot then attended the University of Chicago where he got his degree in business and law Upon graduation he choose to become a retail credit investigator while at night he went back to the university to take classes on criminology By 1927 after a year of night school Ness got a job with the treasury department in Chicago Shortly after Ness got his huge break US District Attorney George E Johnson had the job of closing down Capones bootlegging operations and prosecuting him for thousands of Volstead infractions Finding honest men amongst the corruption Prohibition Bureau was no easy task for Mr Johnson Ness was one of the very few agents who had earned a reputation for reliability and honesty Through the recommendations of his brother-in-law who was an elite law enforcement officer Eliot was tasked with assembling and leading the team to go after Capones breweries and hard liquor operations During this time Ness found nine other honest men to help him fight crime and not accept bribery Ness and his nine man team of dedicated unbribable agents where named the untouchables With all his men assembled it was raid time Ness was still only a rookie to raids but had a good idea what he needed to happen On his first raid he went to the front door of the breweries and had to shoot out the lock on a wooden door then break through a steel door When they
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