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    • Crime in the 1930’s By Meredith Bowden English Per. 2 McKillip 4/27/09
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Sources
      • Fisher, Kristi & Mark. “Frank Costello” Seize The Night. 4/19/09 http://www.carpenoctem.tv/mafia/costello.html
      • Fisher, Kristi & Mark. “John Torrio” Seize The Night. 4/21/09 http://www.carpenoctem.tv/mafia/torrio.html
      • Al Capone “The History Files” 4/23/09 http://www.chicagohs.org/history/capone/cpn1.html