8. Millions of Dollars
But one night in 1925, Capone’s friend and boss Torrio was gunned down outside his home. Although he survived the attack, it made him rethink his life of crime and so, he hung up his shoes and throne to leave Chicago, making Al Capone the new king of the show.
7. Robin Hood
In 1926, two of Al Capone’s enemies from an opposing gang were spotted on the streets and Capone ordered his men to gun them down! He was never charged with the murders, despite a total of three people being killed!
6. “Peace Conference.”
Just a couple of months after the murders, Al Capone called a ‘Peace Conference’ among the city’s criminals, despite the fact that he was the biggest killer of them all! Unsurprisingly, the agreement lasted just two months.
In 1929, Scarface dominated the illegal liquor trade in Chicago. As opposition gang members tried to take out Capone and take over his businesses, Capone hired a man named ‘Machine Gun’ aka Jack McGurn to deal with the threat by killing seven men in cold blood! It looks like competition is a sin to him.
Strangely or not, Al Capone was never charged in the connection with the St. Valentine’s day massacre, and the case went unsolved. The public knew Capone was behind it all, but his hold over the government spared him!
In response to the St. Valentine’s day massacre, public objection finally saw President Herbert Hoover to order the federal government to step up and put Capone away on income-tax evasion charges if they couldn’t find him guilty of the murders.
4. Finally Indicted!
On June 5, 1931, Al Capone was finally charged for 22 counts of income-tax evasion and it all looked set for Al Capone to be put away. But feeling secure with the power and wealth he has, the charges didn’t scare Capone at all.
When you are one of the most notorious gangsters on the planet, there is probably very little you would be afraid of! He remained confident that he would get off with just a minimal sentence, however, his luck is running out.