Born of an immigrant family in Brooklyn  New York in 1899 Al Capone quit school after the sixth grade and associated with a notorious street gang becoming accepted as a member. Johnny Torrio was the street gang leader and among the other members was Lucky Luciano who would later attain his own notoriety.

About 1920 at Torrio’s invitation  Capone joined Torrio in Chicago where he had become an influential lieutenant in the Colosimo mob. The rackets spawned by enactment of the Prohibition Amendment illegal brewing distilling and distribution of beer and liquor were viewed as growth industries. Torrio abetted by Al Capone intended to take full advantage of opportunities. The mob also developed interests in legitimate businesses in the cleaning and dyeing field and cultivated influence with receptive public officials labor unions and employees associations.



Al Capone was a american gangster who ran an organized crime syndicate in Chicago in the 1920's

He was married.

He had 4 kids.

He was A Roman Catholic.

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