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  • 1. The Chicago Outfit
    By William McGourthy
  • 2. The Mafia Origins
    The American Mafia is a based off the Sicilian Mafia which originated from the Black Hand
    Sicilian Mafia was located in Sicily, an island off of Italy.
    Sicily is located within the red lines
  • 3. The Mafia’s Revenue Stream
    Most of their money was from smuggling alcohol in to the US during the Prohibition
    Others activities include:
    Extortion
    Drug Trafficking
    Political Corruption
    Racketeering
  • 4. Alfonso “Scarface” Capone
    Born January 17, 1899 in Brooklyn, NY
    The Head of the “Chicago Outfit”
    A known bootlegger, mobster, and racketeer
    Was supposed mastermind behind the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre
    Because of his personality, he was a perfect person for the silver screen
  • 5. Al Capone Continued
    Also he was a loving father and husband to his son, Albert Francis Capone, and his wife, Mae Capone
    When Al Capone was finally convicted, he was charged with tax evasion
    Capone received his infamous scars because he disrespected a bar goer’s sister and the man pulled out a knife and sliced his face 3 times
  • 6. Al Capone in the Movies
    “Scarface” (1983)
    “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian” (2009)
    “The Untouchables” (1987)
  • 7. St. Valentine’s Day Massacre
    On the morning of February 14, 1929, 6 members of the North Side Gang were massacred. Members of the Capone gang lined up the rival gang members, while being dressed as policemen, and shot all of them with 2 Thompson sub-machine guns This action, which had Capone written all over it, turned public opinion against organized crime syndicates
  • 8. Fun Facts
    Al Capone’s bullet-proof Cadillac would be taken by the Government when he was arrested and used his car to make the plans for FDR’s Limo
    Capone’s cover-up job was a furniture dealership
    Al Capone only lived in Chicago for 12 years of his life
    He was called “Snorkey” by his friends and family
  • 9. Bibliography
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Capone
    http://www.wikitree.com/photo.php/4/4e/Al_Capone-2.jpg
    http://www.revelinnewyork.com/sites/default/files/capone6.jpg
    http://www.bergproperties.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/al_capone.jpg
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_At_The_Museum_2
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scarface_(1983_film)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Untouchables_(film
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thompson_submachine_gun
    http://www.pickatrail.com/jupiter/map/italy.gif
    http://www.eatmedaily.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/bootleggers.jpg

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