Al Capone's Downfall

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THE RISE AND FALL OF AL CAPONE Al Capone once said, “You can get much farther with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone.” Al Capone was a notorious mob boss know for killing at least 4 men himself, ordering the deaths of other people, and organizing prostitution, gambling, extortion, and bootlegging. He also was born into almost nothing and became a well-known name that people would respect and fear. Capone was not caught for the things he did but because of an income-tax evasion in 1931. Alphonse Capone was born in New york and his parents were Immigrants that moved to America seeking a better life. Capone had a rough school life, he had to repeat the 6th grade and later got kicked out for fighting back when a teacher…show more content…
He later moved to Baltimore and got a job as a bookkeeper but moved back to Chicago after the death of his father to join forces with Torrio (“Al Capone The Mob Museum”). Business for Torrio was booming during the prohibition. Capone helped Torrio with the finances and with his street smarts. One of the biggest areas Capone worked in was Bootlegging. During the prohibition the sale, production, and distribution of alcohol was illegal but they had secret underground bars called speakeasies. “In 1925, Torrio was shot and injured by a rival gang, and then he was sentenced to nine months in prison for operating an illegal distillery.” (“Al Capone The Mob Museum”). The death of Torrio opened a spot for capone in the mob world. Capone wasn 't all bad and he still cared about others in the community. During the depression he opened up soup kitchens and gave milk to kids. He was also known for having an armored car that transported the president. Al Capone also was known for doing some private security work. Works Cited "Al Capone." A&E Television Networks, 2009. Web. 28 Feb. 2017. "Al Capone." The Mob Museum. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Feb. 2017. Eig, Jonathan. "What You Didn 't Know About Gangster Al Capone." NPR. NPR, 09 Aug. 2010. Web. 27 Feb.
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