Notorious Mobster- Al Capone

Al "Scarface" Capone

Al “Scarface” Capone

  • Born in 1899 in Brooklyn, New York.
  • Italian immigrant parents
  • At age 19, Al married Mae Coughlin and was pressured to maintain the straight and narrow path, but also needed to make money to support his growing family.
  • Crime Boss, Johnny Torrio, took Al Capone under his wing and showed him the ropes of the bootlegging operation and other illegal activities.
  • 1st arrest for Scarface was when he was drunk and hit a parked taxi cab.
  • 1923-Al Capone was elected as a mayor whose platform was reform.
  • 1924- Johnny Torrio and his men started an intimidation effort to get more votes for Al. During the intimidation process, some voters were shot and killed. (March 31, 1924)
  • Johnny Torrio soon turned over the Chicago crime syndicate to Al Capone when he chose to return to Italy.
  • The Chicago operation was estimated at $100 million in revenue annually.
  • Later, Al Capone was arrested for tax evasion and sent to the infamous prison, Alcatraz.

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