The Genius of the Other Einstein

March 26, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Isidor "Izzy" Einstein was the brains behind Izzy and Moe, prohibition agents who racked up almost 5,000 arrests in New York City during the first five years of prohibition. Izzy's genius lay in thinking up colorful scenarios the two would enact to gain entry into one of the 30,000 or so of the city's speakeasies. Their antics ended up being covered extensively in the press, and they became as beloved by the public as any prohibition agent was likely to get.

Only a government would fire people for being too good at their job, but that's what happened to Izzy and Moe when they were let go in 1925.


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