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  • 1. Crime in the 1930’s By Meredith Bowden English Per. 2 McKillip 4/27/09
  • 2. Al Capone
    • The Early years
    • Born January 17, 1899
    • Born in Brooklyn, New York
    • Quit school in 6 th grade when he was 14
    • Died January 25, 1947
  • 3. What he was known for
    • Bootlegging, smuggling, operated casinos
    • Capone was never charged with murder but was suspected
    • Capone's most notorious killing was the St. Valentine's Day Massacre.
  • 4. Johnny “the Fox” Torrio
    • The Early years
    • Born February 1882
    • Born in the village of Irsina, near Metera, Italy
    • Torrio got into a gang as a teen
    • Died April 16, 1957
  • 5. What he was known for
    • Torrio’s main gang operations was loan sharking, hijacking, and opium trafficking
    • Torrio helped build the Chicago Outfit
    • Torrio appointed the position of boss to Al Capone after an attempt to kill him was made
  • 6. Frank Costello
    • The Early years
    • Born January 26,1891
    • Born in a mountain village in Calabria, Italy
    • His bother introduced him to gang activities
    • Died February18,1973
  • 7. What he was known for
    • Costello controlled a vast gambling empire
    • Costello was an influential mafia boss
    • Costello’s gang became involved in robbery, loan sharking, theft, extortion, gambling and narcotics
    • He helped prevent a New York waterfront sabotage
  • 8. Sources
    • Fisher, Kristi & Mark. “Frank Costello” Seize The Night. 4/19/09
    • Fisher, Kristi & Mark. “John Torrio” Seize The Night. 4/21/09
    • Al Capone “The History Files” 4/23/09