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  • 1. AL CAPONE By Nick DiMuzio and Kyle Giordano
  • 2. Objectives
    • The objective of this power point is to show the life and accomplishments of one of the most notorious gangsters in American history … Al Capone
  • 3. Early Life
    • Al Capone was born on January 17, 1899, in Brooklyn, New York and was baptized “Alphonsus Capone”
    • He grew up and it was obvious he would grow up as a gangster, joining two gangs and a kid
    • Al quit school at age 14
  • 4. Young Work
    • Capone worked as a clerk in a candy store, a pin boy in a bowling alley, and a cutter in a book bindery between scams
  • 5. Early Gangs
    • He became part of the notorious Five Points gang in Manhattan and worked for gangster Frankie Yale's in the Harvard Inn, as a bouncer and bartender
  • 6. Scarface
    • While working at the Inn, Capone received his infamous facial scars and the resulting nickname "Scarface" when he insulted a woman and was attacked by her brother
  • 7. First Arrest
    • Capone's first arrest was on a disorderly conduct charge while he was working for Frankie Yale
    • He also murdered two men while in New York but was never tried for the murders because of his gangster reputation
  • 8. Chicago
    • After Capone hospitalized a rival gang member, Yale sent him to Chicago to wait until things cooled off and Al lived at a house at 7244 South Prairie Avenue
  • 9. Work In Chicago
    • Capone still continued his work in Chicago but instead of working for Yale, he worked for Yale’s old mentor John Torrio managing his bootlegging business
  • 10. Moving Up The Ranks
    • By mid-1922 Capone ranked as Torrio's number two man and eventually became a full partner in the saloons and gambling houses
    • Torrio was then shot by a rival gang member and Capone took his place and became the boss
  • 11. The Big Fellow
    • The members of the gang started to like, trust and obey Capone, calling him “The Big Fellow”
    • Al quickly showed he was much better than Torrio at leading the gang by expanding the city's vice industry between 1925 and 1930
  • 12. Control
    • Capone controlled speakeasies, bookie joints, gambling houses, brothels, horse and race tracks, nightclubs, distilleries and breweries at a reported income of $100,000,000 a year
  • 13. Death Threats
    • Capone had to avoid many people that were trying to bring him down and what made this easy was the extensive spy network he had in Chicago, making plots easily picked up
  • 14. St. Valentine's Day Massacre
    • This was Capone most notorious killing
    • On February 14, 1929, four Capone men, dressed as police men, entered a garage at 2122 N. Clark Street, which was the main headquarters of George "Bugs" Moran's North Side gang
  • 15. St. Valentine's Day Massacre
    • The men in the garage thought it was a police raid and dropped there guns
    • Using two shotguns and two machine guns, the Capone men fired more than 150 bullets into the victims, killing all seven
  • 16. Good Will
    • Although he murdered many people, he ordered merchants to give clothes and food to the needy at his expense and he opened up soup kitchens after the Great Depression
  • 17. Income Arrest Tries
    • He did all his business through front men so that he was anonymous when it came to income most of the times he was going to be tried
  • 18. Justice At Last
    • Capone was charged for many things through out the years like tax evasion on things like gambling and violating prohibition laws
  • 19. Punishment
    • The jury sentenced him to a total of ten years in federal prison and one year in the county jail
    • The fines Capone had to pay was over $50,000
  • 20. Federal Prison
    • In May 1932, Capone was sent to Atlanta, the toughest of the federal prisons
    • Even in prison Capone took control, obtaining special privileges from the authorities and when the rumor spread, he was sent to Alcatraz
  • 21. Alcatraz
    • He was unable to control anyone or anything in Alcatraz and could not buy influence or friends
    • He was finally released on November 16, 1939, but still had to pay fines and court costs of $37,617.51
  • 22. Later Life
    • He returned to his home in Palm Island where the rest of his life was relaxed and quiet
    • He could no longer run as boss with his sick body
  • 23. Death
    • On January 21, 1947, he had an apoplectic stoke
    • He regained consciousness and began to improve until pneumonia set in on January, 24
    • He died the next day from cardiac arrest
  • 24. Burial
    • Capone was first buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Chicago's far South Side between the graves of his father, Gabriele, and brother, Frank
    • March of 1950 the remains of all three were moved to Mount Carmel Cemetery on the far West Side
  • 25. THE END