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Capone, Al (1899-1947)


Italian-American Mafia. Born in Naples in a humble Italian family, but his father, a barber profession, decided to seek opportunities to thrive in the United States when he was still a child moved to New York.

His "career" began as a bodyguard for a union. But in 1919, Johnny Torrio, a gangster whose main source of income was prostitution and illegal gambling, so hired in Chicago as guardaespaldas.En 1920, with the establishment of Prohibition, Torrio is associated with Capone for smuggling beverages alcoholic, what immediately came to provide more than two million profit a year. These benefits, in addition, he grew his power and control over the underworld and organized underworld meant. But they were not the only ones who were dedicated to smuggle alcohol in Chicago, but also made them Oóbanion Dion competition, Genna and Bugs Moran brothers.

In 1924 they shot dead Oóbanion a florist, thus starting the war between gangs, gangsters in which 135 died. Torrio retired and left the field open to Capone, who brought all the bands in 1926. But two of them, Aiello and Bugs, refused to cooperate with others. They tried several times unsuccessfully to assassinate Capone. All members of the band Aiello died one by one. Five band Moran died in his garage Valentine's Day 1929 at the hands of Capone, disguised as policemen.

About that time, Capone was sentenced to one year in prison, accused of carrying weapons. In 1931, the FBI, got jail for tax evasion until 1939, and from there continued to run their businesses. On January 25, 1947 he died of a stroke at the age of 48 years in Miami.

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