American politician and racketeer. Johnson was the head of a powerful Republican party consortium which controlled the Atlantic City, New Jersey government during the Prohibition Era. His lax enforcement of the Volstead act in the city rendered it “The World’s Playground” and was spearheaded by his bootlegging, prostitution and gambling cartels. His income from vice totaled over $500,000 a year, an extraordinary sum at the time, until his conviction in 1941. He served four years in prison.

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