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Mafia

  1. 1. The Chicago Outfit<br />By William McGourthy<br />
  2. 2. The Mafia Origins<br />The American Mafia is a based off the Sicilian Mafia which originated from the Black Hand<br />Sicilian Mafia was located in Sicily, an island off of Italy.<br />Sicily is located within the red lines<br />
  3. 3. The Mafia’s Revenue Stream<br />Most of their money was from smuggling alcohol in to the US during the Prohibition<br />Others activities include: <br />Extortion<br />Drug Trafficking<br /> Political Corruption<br />Racketeering<br />
  4. 4. Alfonso “Scarface” Capone<br />Born January 17, 1899 in Brooklyn, NY<br /> The Head of the “Chicago Outfit”<br />A known bootlegger, mobster, and racketeer<br />Was supposed mastermind behind the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre<br />Because of his personality, he was a perfect person for the silver screen<br />
  5. 5. Al Capone Continued<br />Also he was a loving father and husband to his son, Albert Francis Capone, and his wife, Mae Capone<br />When Al Capone was finally convicted, he was charged with tax evasion<br />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<br />
  6. 6. Al Capone in the Movies<br />“Scarface” (1983)<br />“Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian” (2009)<br />“The Untouchables” (1987)<br />
  7. 7. St. Valentine’s Day Massacre<br /> 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<br />
  8. 8. Fun Facts<br />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<br />Capone’s cover-up job was a furniture dealership<br />Al Capone only lived in Chicago for 12 years of his life<br />He was called “Snorkey” by his friends and family<br />
  9. 9. Bibliography<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Capone<br />http://www.wikitree.com/photo.php/4/4e/Al_Capone-2.jpg<br />http://www.revelinnewyork.com/sites/default/files/capone6.jpg<br />http://www.bergproperties.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/al_capone.jpg<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_At_The_Museum_2<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scarface_(1983_film)<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Untouchables_(film<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thompson_submachine_gun<br />http://www.pickatrail.com/jupiter/map/italy.gif<br />http://www.eatmedaily.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/bootleggers.jpg<br />

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