33 Top Al Capone Quotes You Are Not Aware Of
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Listed amongst the most feared American gangsters of all-time, Alphonse Gabriel Capone, renowned as Al Capone, was the lynchpin of the ‘Chicago Outfit’. “Big Al” shot towards fame by smuggling alcohol during the Prohibition Era in the United States. Starting off with low level crimes as a member of the ‘Five Points Gang’, he began his violent criminal exploits under Johnny Torrio. After taking over from Torrio, he expanded the bootlegging business with profitable support from the then Mayor of Chicago - William Hale Thompson. Unlike other notorious criminals, the “Scarface” did not operate under stealth. On the contrary, Capone adored public adulations during his frequent appearances at ball games. Many viewed him as the modern day Robin-Hood. It all came to rest after the Saint Valentine's Day Massacre between rival gang members which killed seven men in broad daylight. This damaged Capone’s and Chicago’s reputation which led to public demand for his detention, and that made him ‘Public Enemy Number One’. Later, he was convicted of income tax evasion and was sentenced for 11 years in Federal prison. Read through these intriguing quotes from this notorious American Gangster, giving us a glimpse of his mind. A collection of famous quotes by Al Capone.