Al Capone is probably the most popular American gangster in American history. As mentioned in the last post, he was known to everyone as “Scarface”…a nickname he wasn’t too fond of. He rose to infamy as the leader of the “Chicago Outfit” during the days of Prohibition. He
Capone was like many of us told we can’t do something. He was into alcohol, prostitution, and drugs in the Prohibition era. In fact, when Prohibition ended, the Chicago Outfit (Capone’s gang) started keeping a lower profile.
He was sent to Alcatraz Prison in 1934 after he was convicted of tax evasion. He had accumulated great wealth by that time in his life. His personal fortune was estimated at $100 million