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Gangster Dutch Schultz built up a criminal network that included bootlegging, illegal gambling and murder. His biggest enemies were Legs Diamond and the IRS.
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Schultz discovered that crime was more lucrative than a day job. He was arrested for burglary and served 17 months in prison for the crime at the age of 17 - his only prison sentence ever. After his release, Schultz returned to the streets and his gang of thugs. His associates gave him the nickname "Dutch Schultz" after a local gangster known for his violent, brutal ways.
In his quest for power and wealth, Schultz clashed with other gangsters, such as former associate Vincent Coll. The two were embroiled in a vicious gang war during the early 1930s, which led a number of men dead in both camps. The conflict lasted until Coll was killed - reportedly by a member of Schultz's gang - in 1932.
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