Al Capone

Al Capone

King of the Chicago mob

Al Capone was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1899. Al Capone went to Chicago in around 1920 to be in the Colosimo mob with Johnny Torrio. Soon enough Torrio became the boss of the mob and Al Capone became a powerful and respected right hand. In 1925 Torrio was seriously injured and passed away leaving Al Capone to assume the role of mob boss. During his period of leadership Al Capone made the Chicago mob more powerful than it had ever been. Al Capone and the mob thrived in the business of bootlegging during prohibition. Al Capone also did business in the areas of prostitution and gambling. Al Capone prospered in organized crime, but he also felt he needed to eliminate competition. In 1929 he ordered the deaths of seven people from other rival gangs. Al Capone committed committed many crimes and was not caught, but finally was found guilty for tax evasion in 1931. Al Capone served six years in prison and passed away in Miami, 1941. Al Capone showed the government that they can not simply pass laws that go against the wills or wants of the public without having retaliation such as bootlegging during prohibition.
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Al Capone's criminal record in 1932

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Saint Valentines day massacre in 1929

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Al Capone was sent to Alcatraz in the 1930's after being convicted in 1931