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    When the name, “Al Capone” gets thrown into the conversation, words like “corrupt” or even “murderer” often follow. It is hard to imagine a man who had so much controversy surrounding him to be named “Public Enemy #1” would have a benevolent soul. Al Capone had a family. Not only that, but a tight-knit Italian family. He was a loving son, husband, and father. It is necessary to note, though, that many of the perceived ideas about him are true, but often exaggerated. Al, himself, touched upon this often. At a press conference in the 1920s, he was being questioned about certain shady activities attached with his name. After a while, Al became a bit fed up with all of the accusations of violent crime placed around him, saying, “...I don’t pose as plaster saint, but I never killed anyone. I never stuck up another man in my life….” Al did have shortcomings, and he recognized this. In fact, his legacy as the “Boss of Chicago” stuck…

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    Introduction Maria Licciardi and Griselda Blanco aren’t just your average house wives. When these two weren’t busy cooking it up in the kitchen, they were out stirring up trouble in the streets. In pop culture and as depicted everywhere, men have always been the face of organized crime. However, in time of need these women were called to step up to the plate. These godmothers were no sweet, innocent, cookie baking old ladies, they were nefarious crime lords driven by the will to survive.…

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    I. Alphonse Capone was one of the most powerful criminals in the history of the United States. He was powerful during the Jazz age and became so famous by illegally selling alcohol during the Prohibition, that he was one of the main reasons Prohibition came to an end. Capone’s rise to power helped abolish Prohibition as the city became more dangerous with the illegal bootlegging industry. From a very young age, working under Frankie Yale and Johnny Torrio, he started to get tougher and more…

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    Chicago is home to two major things: big pizza and big traffic. When Capone was active in it though, it was known for a third thing, big amounts of gang crime! Capone is one of the recognized figures of gangland history. Throughout the early 1900s, he managed to run an entire crime syndicate and never got caught doing it. This was because Capone knew how to operate without getting his hands dirty, which can be found in how he operated himself, how he operated using the legal system, how he…

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    child from an Italian immigrant family, Al Capone, also known as "Scarface," rose to infamy as the leader of the Chicago mafia during the Prohibition era. Who Was Al Capone? Alphonse Capone, also known as "Scarface" (January 17, 1899 to January 25, 1947) was one of the most famous American gangsters who rose to infamy as the leader of the Chicago Outfit during the Prohibition era. Before being sent to Alcatraz Prison in 1934 for a tax evasion conviction, he had amassed a personal fortune…

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    Mr. Madoff performed one of the most significant fraudulent acts in the history of unethical actions. Mr. Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scam will go down in history as the top scheme in the world. The Ponzi scheme was made famous by Italian criminal Charles Ponzi. Charles Ponzi’s scheme included coupons, Madoff’s scheme dedicated funds presented by big-name investors. Madoff’s Ponzi scheme involved Mr. Madoff taking money from investors and investing it into his bank account instead of actual…

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    Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria, born on December 1,1949 to a lower middle-class family was a powerful Colombian drug lord and leader of one of the powerful criminal organization. At his zenith in the 80s', he ran and controlled a vast empire of drugs that covered the globe. He is responsible for hundred's of murder and presided over an empire of luxury mansions, planes, his own private zoo and a personal army comprising of soldiers and hardened criminals. Here are 15 facts about Pablo Escobar, a…

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    The title itself is a reference to Capone’s nickname, one which he thoroughly despised. Scarface, a nickname given to Capone due to the three unmistakable scars on his face, has a story all it’s own. After dropping out of school in the sixth grade, Capone joined a street gang in Manhattan known as The Five points Gang and worked as a bouncer and bartender at a bar called The Harvard Inn. It was there that he was bestowed the scars which adorned his face and the nickname that would haunt him…

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    This led to people doing whatever it took to achieve their dreams, which was often times getting involved in gangs and organized crime. This is exactly what Gatsby did. In the age of organized crime, various groups or gangs were formed in order to commit illegal activities. Some of these gangs eventually became well known, not just in the United States but around the world. Mobsters, was another name for the men who were involved with bootlegging. “Mobsters, belonged to a hierarchical…

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    until the 21st amendment was passed in 1933, which repealed the 18th amendment. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, published in 1925, takes place in the summer of 1922, and therefore right in the midst of Prohibition. That is to say Prohibition had immense effects on the lives of the characters and to the plot. The ban on alcohol, although meant to cease the production and consumption of it, backfired and only made it increasingly desirable and fashionable. This led to a black market, as…

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