The man who brought down Capone

Author Jonathan Eig argues that Al Capone's power was greatly exaggerated by newspapers of that era hungry for sensational headlines. Like other gangsters, Capone came to Berrien County to escape cops' heat.

When President Herbert Hoover issued the order to bring down Chicago bootlegger and racketeer Al Capone, it wasn't the blazing Tommy guns of Eliot Ness and his so-called "Untouchables" that brought the gangster to justice.

Instead, it was a mild-mannered but incorruptible U.S. Attorney with ties to Berrien County who found a way to topple Public Enemy No. 1.