Al Capone The prohibition era was the time of a lot of great mobsters in American history. Al Capone and Johnny Torrio were two of the most important gangsters to make an impact on organized crime in America. The most influential, however, was Al Capone. Al Capone had an influence on organized crime in the 1920’s by taking over Johnny Torrio’s gang, the St. Valentine’s Days Massacre, and by building a criminal empire in Chicago before dying of Syphilis. This symbolic crime figure began his days in Brooklyn, New York where he was born to poor Italian immigrants on January 17, 1899.
Number 10 Vincent "The Chin" Gigante (1928 - 2005) Born in New York in 1928, Vincent Gigante was quite a character. He dropped out of high school in the ninth grade and started boxing, winning 21 of 25 light-heavyweight bouts. By the time he was 17, he had turned to crime to support himself, which resulted in seven arrests before he was 25. Gigante's first significant act as a gangster and member of the Genovese family was an attempt to kill the powerful Frank Costello, but Gigante's bullet missed the target. Nevertheless, he continued to climb the ranks within New York's Genovese organization, eventually becoming a capo and consigliere in the early '80s.
john franzese John Franzese was born in 1919 in Naples to Carmine Franzese and Maria Carvola. He has 3 brothers, Onufrio, Michael and Louis. His year of birth is also sometimes stated as 1917, but according to his FBI file and his son Michael he was born in 1919. The family brought their children to America where they grew up in Brooklyn. Soon he began a career of stealing and murder, working his way up as an enforcer for Joseph Profaci.
History of the Gambino Crime Family Early origins The Gambino family can be traced back to the Prohibition period under Alfred Mineo and Steve Ferrigno during the days of Joe "The Boss" Masseria. Allies of Masseria, Mineo and Ferrigno were killed in an ambush during the Castellammarese War in 1930 by gunmen Joe Profaci, Nick Capuzzi, Joe Valachi, and the hitman known only as Buster from Chicago. Castellammarese War Giuseppe Masseria Lucky Luciano Salvatore Maranzano On April 15, 1931, gangster Charles "Lucky" Luciano invited his boss Giuseppe "Joe the Boss" Masseria to lunch at Nuova Villa Tammaro in Coney Island, Brooklyn. Masseria ate well that day, ordering veal, linguini, and red wine, and after the meal he and his trusted lieutenant whiled away the afternoon playing cards. It was a welcome break for Masseria from the tensions of what would become known as the Castellammarese
News Event Essay Roberto Settineri, a naturalized U.S. citizen, originally from Italy who resided in Miami for the last couple of years until he was indicted because of an organized crime he conspired with his mafia partners. He lived a very modest life, not to extravagant all while running his own wine wholesale business, and no one would have ever suspected his criminal doings of being a major Sicilian mobster, as the Italian National Police said when charging him and 19 others with attempted murder, extortion and drug trafficking (Weaver, 2011). Settineri was discovered to be connected to the Gambino crime family and the Sicilian Mafia as part of obstruction of justice and money laundering charges in connection with Rothstein's, a well-known lawyer, politically connected in South Florida who was convicted for 50 years for a $1.2 billion investment scam. Rothstein helped the FBI to work off a reduction on his sentence. .
One Malcolm Wallace, whose fingerprints were found on the sixth floor, who went out with Johnson's sister and killed her boyfriend and was also connected with other murders, putting Johnson in a connection with a convicted murderer capable of more bloodshed. A man named Billy Sol Estes wrote a letter to the Justice Department saying that Wallace and Johnson killed JFK. The Warren Commission of who were appointed by Lyndon Johnson himself claimed that Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone gunman but this was just to cover up for Lyndon Johnson. Dale Scott claims that 'People inside the government were responsible for the death of JFK. Lyndon Johnson may be involved due to links with Mafia, FBI and CIA'.
Alphonse Gabriel Capone is one of the most prominent and notorious gangsters of the last century in the United States history. Making a life of crime Al Capone was a known hustler, bootlegger, gangster, and even a tax evader. In this term paper I will talk about the many facets of his life, show what category of criminal theory that I believe he falls under, and why I have this belief. Popularly known as Al Capone or Scarface, he was born on January 17th, 1899 in Brooklyn, New York. His parents, Gabriele Capone and his wife Teresina Raiola were two Italian immigrants.
Al Capone; the Greatest Mobster Al Capone was born on January 7, 1899 in Brooklyn, New York, United states and died on January 25, 1947 in Palm Island, Miami Beach, Florida United States. Al Capone was always a promising student when growing up, but never respected any rules, finally when he was 14 he got expelled for hitting his teacher in the face. Al worked a few jobs afterwards like working in bowling allies, until he was influenced by a gangster named John Torrio, who then became his mentor. When he was 19 he married a girl names Mae Josephine Coughlin on December 30, 1918. When had gotten married his parents had to consent for the marriage on paper since he was only 19 and not the legal age of 21; a month before his wedding Mae had a baby boy.
The Black Mafia Family originated around the late 1980’s. This was a time of new found origins in the drug world. The addition of crack cocaine to the market made crime lords waiting in the mist to get it onto the streets and get it to their public as fast as they possibly could. The Black Mafia Family was one of those gangs that had made themselves a staple in the drug game. Starting off in Detroit, Michigan by founders Demetrious and Terry Flenory, they built themselves a drug empire.
US History 11 6 October 2010 2nd block Alphonse Capone: The American Gangster Alphonse Capone, as known as "Al Capone" or "Scarface", is an American gangster during Prohibition, which was the time period (1920s) in the U.S. that alcohol was banned, but did not stop this bootlegger. This criminal had a rough, violent life since he was a boy all the way to his death. Al Capone was born on January 17, 1899, in Brooklyn, New York. The hard life started for him at such a young age, possibly from his surroundings and where he lived. He was a smart kid but ended up dropping out of his 6th grade year after violently attacking his female teacher.