After a career police officer is suspended for roughing up a mobster, he and his brothers decide to strike back at the mob and make a lot of money at the same time by kidnapping hood Tony Lamberto and holding him for ransom.
Eliot Ness and his team of federal agents have spent the last 18 months getting Capone behind bars. Now their job turns to figuring out who will take over the empty throne.
An anonymous tipster, cab company owner Nick Dolov, is keeping Ness apprised of Nitti's heroin shipments into the Windy City, but has an ulterior goal: he's stolen some of the heroin and uses it to make a deal with Nitti. Meanwhile his wife Georgiana has plans of her own and they don't involve Nick.moreless
When mobster Nate Selko is unable to bribe Eliot Ness, he sets up the agent in a phony shootout and makes it appear that Ness shot an unarmed man. Now Ness must clear his name and stop the Mob's scheme to take control of nickel-and-dime punchboards.
When Al Capone goes to jail, Frank Nitti and Jake "Greasy Thumb" Guzik vie for control of the Organization. When they're unable to settle their differences, Capone calls in a "consultant": Kafka, to make them work together. Eliot Ness has to stop Kafka from crossing the Canadian border and uniting the warring factions.moreless
Eliot Ness and the Untouchables go after Alexander Rader, a drug dealer who uses a carnival as a cover for his operations. Nitti sends in his man Arnold Justin, a former cop, to make a purchase, but the drugs disappear and Nitti figures that Justin has turned against him.
Now that Prohibition had been repealed, the syndicate is looking for new sources of revenue. Frank Nitti decides to expand his empire and goes after small theaters with his extortion racket.
Melanthos Moon, San Francisco art dealer, puts together a scheme to make a near-perfect money plate, use stolen U.S. Government money paper to create counterfeit bills, and then cut a deal with Nitti to distribute it.
Chemists working for the top crime boss try to find a way of re-naturing the legal de-natured alcohol that the government chemists say is unusable for booze. Ness and his team track the legal stuff hoping to find the source of the illegal and now expensive booze.
Nitti starts a war against those who are serving top line Canadian whiskey instead of his cheap rotgut. Eliot Ness must either arrest him or kill him before the streets are flooded with blood.
With alcohol legal again, the syndicate concentrates on illegal drugs and Ness and team take on the task of stopping the flow of the much wanted narcotics.
"Lucky" Luciano is muscling in on Dutch Schultz' territory and Eliot Ness, on special assignment in New York City, sends an agent into the mob's organization in hopes of nailing Dutch Schultz on income tax evasion, just like he did Al Capone.
With Capone's empire tottering, a big-time gangster from New York, Charlie "Pops" Felcher, has just arrived in Chicago to take over.
At a big meeting of the syndicate, Nitti tells the organization that because books brought Capone down, that they would no longer be writing anything down. But someone is not happy about this set up and tips Eliot Ness to the meeting, a chance to find all the top hoods in one place.moreless
Ness is hit with a new racket by the Purple Gang: they kidnap other thugs and hold them for ransom. Since mobsters won't go to the police for help, they pay...and it's paying off big-time.
When a new device makes results of horse races easier and quicker to deliver, the mob wants to get their hands on it quickly. Ness has to go undercover in San Francisco bust open the syndicate that is plotting to steal the race wire.
As the end of Prohibition looms on the horizon, the Mafia shifts toward the sale of narcotics, with Eliot Ness flying to New Orleans where a major deal is about to take place.
Starting with licenses for the lucrative eating franchises at the upcoming Chicago World's Fair, mobsters are soon killing each other off or setting one another up to get hold of those licenses. All the while, Eliot Ness is sued for slander against a mobster as the body count rises.
When a tipster leads Ness to the location of Nitti's distilleries, Nitti brings in Walter Trager, "The Leaker", who tracks down and disposes of stoolies for good. However, Trager has plans of his own for taking over Nitt's mob...and Trager's widowed sister Billie has a scheme of her own too.
By the summer of 1933, a new wave of crime had engulfed Chicago and due to a public outcry for action, Willard Thornton is appointed as a new commissioner to clean up the town. But Thornton's appointment proves to be a "thorn" in Eliot Ness's side.
In the wake of the St. Valentine's Day Massacre the Federal government formed an elite squad of special agents to try and take down the criminal empire of Al Capone. This squad was headed up by Eliot Ness who staffed it full of men with outstanding records; men who refused to be intimidated by force or tempted by bribes. This squad, nicknamed "The Untouchables" by the media, carried the fight right to the criminal empire of Capone.moreless
Morton Halas is a successful defense lawyer on commission to the Mob, but he's caught in the middle when one of his clients, Larry Coombs, decides to knock off Halas' other client, Big Mike Probich. When Ness catches Combs, Halas defends Coombs and "persuades" an innocent man to take the rap.moreless
With Al Capone in prison, other top crime bosses gather in a clandestine meeting in Chicago to plan on who will take over the syndicate, with Eliot Ness dangerously in the middle of negotiations.
To improve the quality of their illegal alcohol, the mob has started to import master brewers from Germany and smuggling them over the Canadian border. Ness learns of this from a dying gangster and sets out to stop the flood.
Victor Rait is a Chicago drug lord who likes danger. But the danger he likes is about to reach out and affect a whole lot of lives, including those belonging to Eliot Ness and the Untouchables.
Eliot Ness gets assigned to investigate a rash of truck hijackings in the states of Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.
Ness continues to battle the now split-in-two empire of Al Capone and it's respective crime bosses, an attack on a local newspaper's editor, and the manufacture of illegal silencers for guns.
Ex-con Matt Bass and his partner Jason Fiddler approach mobster Frank Nitti with the perfect scheme to deliver illegal booze to central Chicago, with Eliot Ness ready to break up the partnership.
Ness and team go to work after millionaire building contractor Thomas B. Randall is kidnapped and held for ransom by notorious gangster Lily Dallas.
At the moment, bank robberies are not a federal crime. But D.A. Beecher Asbury is going to do what it takes and goes to Washington to get that changed.
After gangster Frank Halloway escapes from federal prison, Eliot Ness goes after the mobster in hopes of discovering and shutting down the mob's "underground railroad" which stretches across the nation.
A blood war is about to break out between a neighborhood of gypsies and one of Capone's distributors of rot-gut after a gypsy dies. In the middle of this explosive situation is Eliot Ness, who wants to help the gypsies but they insist on taking matters into their own hands with disastrous results.moreless
Nick Acropolis manages a numbers racket for Frank Nitti, but discovers that his wife Stella's brother Louis is embezzling from him. While he deals with Louis and tries to protect himself from Nitti, Nick discovers that his hired gunsel Frankie has plans to move up in the world...and those plans don't include Nick.moreless
Bottle manufacturer Edmund Wald teams up with a bootleg distributor, Michael Viton, to set up a champagne distribution network, and has his cheapskate Uncle Loomis put up the funds. While Eliot Ness tries to shut down the operation, the three partners have plans to take each other out and be the one left standing with the money.moreless
It's 1934 and Prohibition is over. Yet Al Capone is still running his syndicate from prison, which includes prostitution and narcotics. Ness and his team now focus to shut down the organization completely.
Ness and his team of agents travel to New York where mobster Larry Fay has taken over the milk business, jacking up the cost two cents per quart, and blowing up any establishment that doesn't want to pay his price.
It was not always the big mobsters that sold hootch on the streets. Sometimes it was a one-bottle-at-a-time bootlegger like Jackson Parker who sold his wood alcohol on school campuses. But after many students got terribly ill or died, Eliot Ness must go after Parker and his new "partner" Nitti.
After being elected in Moraine, Illinois, Mayor Marcus Stone and Sheriff Mooney are assassinated when they try to clean up crime, Governor Joseph Stone calls in Eliot Ness to find the killers and continue the crack down.
Aiming to stop the bloodshed before it starts, Ness tracks an illegal shipment of "Ginger Jack" rotgut that is about to get hijacked by a rival crime boss.
Mob boss Waxey Gordon is waging a gang war to eliminate rival gangsters for control of the New Jersey beer market, which brings Ness and his agents into what could turn to bloodshed in the streets if it's not stopped.
In the depths of the Great Depression, marked by unemployment and poverty, Eliot Ness tries to put a stop to the numbers rackets that the mob so efficiently market to the public as easy money, even if the only ones getting rich are the crooks.
A comedian in a Chicago club who wants out of his association with the mob wants to help Eliot Ness put his boss away so he can go legit and hit the big time. But his dream on freedom is short lived and Ness goes after those responsible.
Eliot Ness goes after Pete Kalmisky, Al Capone's former bodyguard, and Alan Sitkin, who have formed a partnership with railroad man Joey December to smuggle Canadian booze into the country on his trains.
After a big prize fight brings in a gate of almost a quarter million dollars, one of the Granite Armored Cars, with four armed guards, drives off with the receipts only to be robbed by Doreen Maney and her accomplices.
Eliot Ness and crew are called in to work what would become known as The Great Train Robbery, where two men are murdered during the heist of $750,000 worth of payroll money sent through the mail.
With Chicago in the middle of a major crackdown by the Feds, the syndicate has moved into a small town. Judge Leon Zabo is running for mayor to clean up the town but before he can be elected, the mob takes him out, prompting Eliot Ness to follow the mob into the suburbs.moreless
Three years after Ness suggests to the government that a prison for the most notorious criminals needs to be built, Alcatraz is ready to house its first hoods, the most notable being Al Capone. Only Capone doesn't have any plans of every getting from federal prison in Atlanta to "The Rock."moreless
Omertà, the Mafia code of silence. Eliot Ness runs up against it over and over again as he tries to put the finger on mob leader Joe Bucco.
Dutch Schultz squares off against enemy mobster Vincent "Mad Dog" Coll in a all-or-nothing no-holds-barred winner-takes-all fight to the finish, all centered around the Kentucky Derby.
After convicted murderer Nick Segal is killed in prison to keep him from squealing, Ness has another convict transferred to Leavenworth to try and find out who was behind the murder, in exchange for early parole.
With Mayor Cermak's increased crack down on Nitti's operations, the mobster decides it's time to stop it and put's a contract out on the official.
The rumor of an incriminating "book" causes a mob wanna-be to play a dangerous game with the syndicate and Eliot Ness.
Eliot Ness heads to the New Jersey docks to serve an arrest warrant on rackets man Valentine Ferrar, who is coming in on a cruise ship from Cuba. Only the ship has caught fire and Ferrar is missing, allegedly having drown after jumping overboard.
With Prohibition about to be repealed, Capone starts working his organization into legitimate businesses. Ness and Cermak decide they have to work fast to keep that from happening before the upcoming world's fair.
Twenty-year-old Johnny Lubin is looking to expand his opium distribution network and make a fortune by teaming up with a reformed mobster, George Dodd, who now works as a toymaker.
Big-time gangster Joe Palakopolous takes out Nitti's Canadian whiskey supplier and moves into a small Canadian coastal town to personally supervise the deliveries. While Nitti deals with Palakopolous, Eliot Ness sends in Agent Ned Ferber to work undercover and help bring down the smuggling operation
With Prohibition repealed, the top mobsters are looking for other ways to make money so they decide to create their own bank.
Eliot Ness must find out who is really responsible for the robbery of a million dollars worth of negotiable securities from a U.S. mail train, where a postal clerk was shot.
Ness's team of fearless agents target Capone's number two in the organization, Frank Nitti, and use all the resources the new law enforcement organization has to bring him to justice.
Three months of intensive investigation is paying off for Eliot Ness and The Untouchables as they have "Smiley" Barris cornered in an upper floor of an Eastside tenement. Barris is apprehended but before he can talk, a sniper's bullet takes him out, leaving Ness with a busted investigation and back at square one.moreless
Nero Rankin is elected chairman of the Syndicate, but there are mobsters who aren't happy with his appointment. When Eliot Ness launches a national campaign against speakeasies, Rankin strikes back by ordering his men to gun down pedestrians and turn the public against Ness.
The Syndicate goes after New York bakeries and sends Bull Hanlon to "convince" the biggest independent baker, Adam Stone, to sign up. Ness and his team try to convince Stone to rally the bakers against the mob but Stone plans to fight on his own.
With Capone convicted of income tax evasion, District Attorney Asbury heads to Washington to try and get a federal anti-racketeering bill passed before Congress.
When the son of Lawrence Halloran, president of the United Trucker's Union, is kidnapped to force mob infiltration, Ness gives some surprising advise on how to handle the situation.
"The Big Train" is about to disembark on a journey across country, carrying notorious gangster Al Capone on his way to serve time on "The Rock" in San Francisco Bay. Only Ness has learned of a plan to "rescue" Capone from the train and fly him to freedom.
As mobsters branch out from liquor into the numbers racket, call girls, gambling and dope, one of the most successful gangsters is "Big" Jim Harrington. As a takeover appears to be ready to happen, Eliot Ness sees his opportunity to turn one against the other, only no one is interested...at first.moreless
When Paolo Rienzi, the enforcer for Luigi Renaldo who was the former lieutenant for Al Capone, works over accountant William Norbert, who wanted to retire from the rackets, Eliot Ness goes to work to try and get Norbert to turn over on Renaldo.
Eliot Ness and his agents have closed down most of Chicago's big illegal booze operations. But the mob isn't done yet, forcing thousands of poor immigrants to make hootch in small stills, one gallon at a time. Ness has to figure out how to handle what seems like an impossible task.moreless
Ness and company have set up a roadblock just south of the Canadian border with intentions of intercepting a convoy of trucks carrying 1,000 cases of Canadian Scotch. Only the trucks never reach Ness, having been hijacked by rival gangster Phil Corbin.
Elliot Ness and his agents start to notice that all the big mob bosses are leaving town, which traditionally means that a big hit is about to take place. But Ness has no idea that he is the target.
With booze legal, the racket czars step up their dealings in narcotics. Maggie Storm runs the 808 Club and she's the featured entertainer. But the mob wants her to start selling drugs in her place. In steps Ness but he doesn't scare the syndicate.
An old acquaintance of Eliot Ness is shot dead while performing as Santa Claus for children. Ness won't stop until Hap Levinson's killer is found, even if it means calling in the team on Christmas Eve.
With Prohibition over, the mob moves it's attention to narcotics. This doesn't lower the violence in the city of Chicago and Eliot Ness turns his focus on stopping the supply line of drugs.
Even though Eliot Ness has closed down the big drug operators, the mob has come back with a vengeance by using a large network of small time independent pushers. Ness goes to work amid the public cries to do something and do it quickly.
Even though Eliot Ness and his men have stemmed the supply of narcotics coming into the Windy City from Asia and southern Europe, the underworld is using new ways to supply the city's 5,000 dope addicts with their fix including robbing drugstores, doctors' offices, and wholesale drug houses.
Gangland warfare has broken out again with sudden violence in the streets of St. Louis, vying mobsters used to working the old way with gangsters who want to change to a new, "better" system. Blood flows in the streets as Eliot Ness goes after both sides.
Mobster Jack Diamond is drawing heat from his fellow gang leaders because of publicity his open lifestyle is bringing to the mafia. They order him to stop and take a vacation and Ness uses this opportunity to go send in someone undercover and find out the source of the mob's narcotics.moreless
As gangsters target the more than twenty-five million pounds of fruits and vegetables that stream into New York, Eliot Ness and his agents go on special assignment to investigate the produce market racket.
When a jazz club that only sells coffee gets pressure to sell illegal booze, then shot up when the owner refuses, Ness captures the shooter and goes after his boss.
After the mob kills a newspaper man, former hood Bill Hagen meets with Eliot Ness and says he'll give Ness information about the booze racket, if Ness will find out who killed Jake Lingle so Hagen can collect the reward.
Eliot Ness cracks down on the producers of "near beer", a .5% beer that is legal to be sold, only usually when it's bought, it's back up to the full 4%.
The Genna Brothers establish themselves in Chicago's Little Italy as a force to be reckoned with, distributing illegal booze. To take them down, Eliot Ness turns to Carlo Giovanni, a community leader with an attractive daughter who is involved with the youngest Genna brother, Angelo.
In order to put a crimp in Jake Guzik's monopoly of being the top booze supplier in Chicago, Eliot Ness goes into the supply business himself only to run afoul with District Attorney Beecher Asbury who reads Ness the riot act for "subverting the law to uphold it."
Narcotics are flooding into Chicago from the south so Eliot Ness decides to impersonate a recently killed jazz musician in order to find the source of the drugs in New Orleans.
After boxing manager Barney Jarreau's newest boxer, Joey McGrath, dies, Barney wants to go to the State Athletic Commission. However, mobster Johnny Acropolis threatens to kill Barney's wife unless the manager keeps his mouth shut.
Eliot Ness and The Untouchables go after political kingmaker Bryan O'Malley and find two witnesses who can testify against him. However, police protection is anything but a sure thing when O'Malley has a crooked cop named Drexel in his pocket.
Elliot Ness targets gangster overlord Augie Viale, king of the southside of Chicago who, after bribing half of Chicago, starts to moving slot machines into the city.
It's 1932 and with 12 million people out of work, there's not much money to spend on booze which is causing the syndicate to come up with creative ways to make more money, like creating an artificial shortage of liquor to drive the prices even higher.
By mid-June 1932, Eliot Ness and the Untouchables have uncovered and shut down every champagne producing operation in the city. But now, four months later, champagne has appeared again in the fashionable Westside nightclubs, forcing Ness into raids again.
In the middle of a year-long case against racketeer Theodore Newberry, the owner of gambling parlors, speakeasies and houses of prostitution, Eliot Ness gets framed for bribery which puts the case, and his career, in great jeopardy.
A gunfight in the street apparently was in reality a murder attempt on a passing Chicago newspaper reporter who tells Eliot Ness he was about to reveal things in an article that "would tear this town wide open."
An enterprising trio of crooks set up an employment agency for thugs: the National Personnel Services, Inc. which finds "work" for torch men, fuse men, acid men, trigger men, etc. Eliot Ness must find a way in to the organization so he can shut the doors for good.
Frank Nitti calls for a gang war against Bugs Moran and the weeks that follow result in the bloodiest era in Chicago history, ending in the St. Valentine's Day Massacre. Eliot Ness must stop the violence before more innocent people are killed.
When rival gangs go after the same bootleg alcohol, Ness attempts to use one gang against the other to grab the booze and the hoods, discovering that there is honor among thieves...sometimes.
Small time crook Johnny Mizo is wanted by everyone: his former crime boss from whom he embezzled $200,000; the Brazilian mob who wants the $200,000 or they'll kill him; his nephew who thinks half the money is his...and Eliot Ness.
Mobster Lou Mungo stages a hit on a federal agent fighting corruption bringing Eliot Ness and the Untouchables onto the case. To bring down Mungo, Ness must tie him to the murder.
Burlesque theater owner Nate Kester branches into bootlegging liquor, but has to "eliminate" a legitimate cognac maker so he can pass off his own inferior brand to the public. However, the dead man's wife, former burlesque dancer Marcie McKuen, refuses to help Ness because she has plans of her own to "take care of" Kester.moreless
Right after the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, Eliot Ness and his men are scouring Chicago, looking for Bugs Moran. If Ness can get to Moran first, maybe he'll talk and he might just be mad enough to give them the information they need.
A World War I hero organizes a sadistic ring of thugs to offer "protection" to the city's butchers from the mob.
Even with Al Capone's breweries and speakeasies smashed, thousands of gallons of alcohol are still coming into the city from an outside source. Ness heads to New York, and takes Enrico Rossi and Cam Allison with him to stop the leakage.
Eliot Ness, along with Bill Youngfellow and Martin Flaherty, are closing in on Ma Barker, who is holed up in a house along with 2 of her sons, Lloyd and Fred. But as Ness yells for Barker to surrender, the notorious criminal is anything but willing to come out peacefully.
It looks like Victor Salazar's time as a top hood is running out, especially since one of his boys is planning a double-cross and another of his henchmen is actually an undercover agent.
Joe Lassiter is known as the greatest inside man in the bootlegging racket. He and his sidekick, Nick Karabinos, have just arrived in Chicago by train, traveling 1,000 miles with one mission: build an Eliot Ness-proof brewery.
Only the mob would think of using a soup kitchen as a front for white slavery. But this is Chicago and gangsters will do anything to make money, as Eliot Ness knows only too well.
Eliot Ness never makes deals with hoods. But when a dying gangster makes a last request for Ness to find his missing daughter in exchange for all the information on his organization, Ness starts the search for the girl.
Slot machines are big business in the Windy City during prohibition. Two years prior, Eliot Ness had run the slot machines, then run by Augie Viale, out of Chicago. Now the slots are back and Ness must start all over again.
Eliot Ness goes after Frank Makouris, a mobster who controls the New York fish market business. In return, Makouris goes after Ness and the Syndicate sets up one of Frank's hoods, Lenny Shore, to take the blame. Only Lenny survives and decides to get revenge.
Mob boss Ed Monte orders the death of his own son-in-law, only to find out too late that the threat to his life wasn't that simple.
Ness hits repeated setbacks as he tries to close down Otto Frick's traveling carnival, which is really just a front for moving illegal drugs around the country.
Mob boss Jake Szabo is not happy with a young crook by the name of Pulaski. Even though he's been of use, the young man has the nasty habit of killing whoever he wants to, even Szabo's friends, and that has made the ganglord angry.
Ginger Jake poisoning is at an all time high, with thousands afflicted from drinking the rotten alcohol. Ness sets out to break the back of the organization that is causing this disaster.
Gus Marco, legitimate businessman by day, has come up with a profitable sideline by night: he stills legal denatured government alcohol replacing it with water. This brings Ness and the boys into action.
Eliot Ness and his men have Arnold "Spats" Vincent under surveillance at a horse race. They hope to close in on him as soon as he gets a piece of paper in hand which is a list with the names of officials in high places who are ready to do business with the crime cartel. But there are others who don't want that paper to fall into wrong hands.moreless
The case of a body found in Lake Michigan being investigated by police Lt. Stewart and a million dollar shipment of illegal booze coming in from Canada begin to weave together for Eliot Ness and the local cop.
Unknown to him, the pets of a mobster's wife have infected both her and him, and are threatening all of Chicago unless Eliot Ness can find the mobster and arrest him for a drive-by shooting he ordered.
As mob boss Frank Argos lays dying, a massive search is started for his long lost and estranged son to take over the business and inherit millions. Only it seems that the son apparently was killed in WWII.
After such hard work by Ness on the Fortunato case, their chief witness against the mobster suddenly commits "suicide", sending Ness back to square one.
One of Ness's men, a former criminal turned legit, is having trouble resisting the call of several million dollars, which would burn the man who gave him another chance.