Synopsis by Jason Buchanan
The rise and fall of the most notorious Chicago crime figure since Al Capone is explored as filmmakers investigate the violent legacy of a man who ruled the city from behind prison walls. Incarcerated for murder at the age of twenty-three, Larry Hoover amassed a powerful gang of criminal disciples that extended his grip from the city streets to the city government. As Hoover skillfully took control of the Chicago crime syndicate from the safety of his prison cell, the reign of terror that washed across the city slowly began to expand to an estimated thirty-five states. With over $100 million in annual profits gained through drugs, extortion, and murder, Hoover simply had it all. But you can't stay on top forever, and when the federal government traced the criminal legacy back to Hoover the underhanded tactics used to bring him down would result in one of the biggest underworld shake-ups that Chicago had ever seen.
crime-lord, criminal, drug-trade, extortion, gangster, organized-crime, prison, underworld