Al Capone

Alphonse Gabriel “Al” Capone was an American gangster who led a Prohibition-era crime syndicate.

In his early twenties, he moved to Chicago to take advantage of a new opportunity to make money smuggling illegal alcoholic beverages into the city during Prohibition. He also engaged in various other criminal activities, including bribery of government figures and prostitution.

Despite his illegitimate occupation, Capone became a highly visible public figure. He made donations to various charitable endeavors using the money he made from his activities, and was viewed by many to be a “modern-day Robin Hood“.

One of the most notorious American gangsters of the 20th century, Capone has been the subject of numerous articles, books, and films. Capone’s personality and character have been used in fiction as a model for crime lords and criminal masterminds ever since his death. The stereotypical image of a mobster wearing a blue pinstriped suit and tilted fedora is based on photos of Capone. His accent, mannerisms, facial construction, physical stature, and parodies of his name have been used for numerous gangsters in comics, movies, music, and literature.

FBI bio – official

connect with us

follow, share and contribute

Latest Tweets

  • Thu Dec 06 14:45:31 +0000 2018
    Give the #gift of #love that will last #forever. Please #share because you #care...Thanks https://t.co/U98DJ2mdfN
  • Wed Nov 28 15:16:23 +0000 2018
    #2019 #LSAT .... https://t.co/TFznsWylwy
  • Sun Nov 25 18:53:53 +0000 2018
    Crazy feedback on DjKash Georgemusic 'Badmind" #NewRelease. Tell me what U think folks and #share because we care! https://t.co/wTRgoQKXq6

advertisement