TV Episode | | Action, Crime, Drama
Ness has tracked down the notorious bank robber Ma Barker, a woman who turned her back on religion in order to lead a life of crime with her sons.
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J. Edgar Hoover and Frank Sinatra both protested the release of the premiere of the series in 1959 for different reasons. Hoover objected when an episode depicted the fictional character Eliot Ness--based on real-life Treasury Agent Eliot Ness--taking down Ma Barker and her gang when it was actually the FBI which deserved full credit. Sinatra did not like the way Italian-Americans were portrayed as Mafia bosses and gangsters.