Al Capone and the Evolution of Organized Crime Essay

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Countless things have been written about Al Capone were merely fictitious, such as he was born in Italy, when actually he was the first Capone to be born in the United States. When Gabriele Capone came to the United States, he owed no one and was able to read and write in his homeland language. This helped him to get a job and work until he could save enough money to open his own barbershop. He brought with him his 27-year-old wife, Teresa and their two sons, Vincenzo Capone and Rafaele Capone. Later another son, Salvatore Capone was born in 1895, finally the fourth son born in 1899 was Alphonse Capone. Later in 1906 when Gabreile became an American Citizen, all of the family took American names. Vincenzo became James, Rafaele …show more content…
Al Capone ran many illegal businesses including bootlegging, gambling, prostitution, racketeering and murders. There were many gangs in the world of organized crime and Al Capone was at the top. Al Capone was the most notorious gangster in the 1920’s, becoming known as Public Enemy Number One, and one of Americas Most Wanted by the FBI. Al Capone was a well-known and respected gangster with a large business. Money was made easily and fast, bootlegging being the most beneficial in the late 1920’s because of exclusion. Gambling was also lucrative for Mr. Capone, gambling stations were set up over the entire city, along with prostitution. Murder was uncontrolled if you crossed the Bosses. Alphonse Capone became the largest and most notorious force in organized crime, starting his career of crime in Boston as a novice to Johnny Torrio, earning the nickname of Scarface because of a rude comment he made to a lady in a bar, and the lady’s brother sliced Al Capone in the face. Early in 1921, around three to six months after the death of Gabriele Capone, Al Capone moved to Chicago at the beckoning of Johnny Torrio. By this time Al definitely had a very extraordinary resume for a gangster. This move would be the beginning of the Capone Family of Chicago. At this time Al Capone turned his back on respectability forever

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