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Transcript of Al Capone
(The infamous Scarface)
by Naushil Sridhar
Came to Chicago to escape murder charges. He also knew that Torrio was there
Eighteenth Amendment was passed. This outlawed the sale, manufacture, and transport of alcoholic beverages.
Bootlegging (to make, distribute, or sell illegal goods) was extremely profitable now
Colosimo was Capone's boss
Colosimo was shot in 1920
Torrio is the Boss
Torrio was 38 years old when he took over
Capone started to move up in the ranks
Torrio was ambushed in 1925
Capone was 26 when he took over Torrio's position
Frank Wilson and Capone's end
Wilson was Elmer Irey's best officer. Irey was the head of the Treasury's Special Intelligence Unit
Capone had not paid taxes resulting in tax evasion
The ledger was full of Capone's names and amounts. Wilson was able to find the ledger's owner based on his handwriting. The owner told Wilson about Capone's gambling structure.
Ness and Wilson were able to collect enough evidence to prosecute Capone.
Capone was sentenced to Alcatraz for 11 years of hard labor
He died on January 25; 1947 because of paresis (a form of syphilis)
Capone is the Leader
Capone was more ruthless than other gang leaders
Capone could control elections in Chicago
St. Valentine's day Massacre
Kicked out of school in the 6th grade because he hit a teacher
Torrio turned him over to crime
He was slashed with a razor. The slash left a hairless scar. Since then Capone was also known as Scarface
He attempted to maintain a legal career. Father's death turned him back to crime
Big Jim Colosimo
Gabrielle Capone immigrated to America from Italy
He brought his family
Children adopted American names
Who was Al Capone?
What did he do?
How did he affect Chicago?