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Izzy Einstein, the Littlest Prohibition 8 months ago

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During the first five years of Prohibition in New York, there was one name that struck fear in the hearts of every bootlegger- Isadore “Izzy” Einstein. A man who a 1922 edition of The Literary Digest noted was the “master hooch-hound, alongside whom all the rest of the pack are but pups.” This hooch-hound was a Prohibition agent with a 95% conviction rate and over 4000 arrests, a record made all the more impressive when you realise Einstein was a 5 feet 5 inch tall 225 pound Austro-Hungarian immigrant with no previous background in law enforcement.

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