The history of an American gangster and the expansion of the FBI tasked to catch him.
During the Great Depression, the American gangster John Dillinger led various gangs that robbed numerous banks and police stations.
Law enforcement caught Dillinger twice, and he escaped twice. The media loved him, and many regarded him as a modern-day Robin Hood.
J. Edgar Hoover cleverly used the hunt for Dillinger and his gang to increase the Justice Department’s Bureau of Investigation powers, which it still wields today.