On This Day in 1957 J. Edgar Hoover Implements Top Hoodlum Program

On This Day in 1957 J. Edgar Hoover Implements Top Hoodlum Program


On this day in 1957 and in the wake of the disastrous Apalachin conference, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover ordered all FBI field offices to implement his “Top Hoodlum Program: Anti-Racketeering” and assign agents to investigate organized crime in those cities.

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