ALPHONSE 'AL CAPONE SCARFACE'
One of America’s most notorious gangsters, Al Capone ran an organized crime syndicate in Chicago dedicated to smuggling and bootlegging liquor during the Prohibition era. Capone, who was charming and charitable, yet at the same time powerful and vicious, became an iconic figure of the successful American gangster. Walking the line between cold-blooded gangster and modern-day robin hood was, in part, what made Capone one of America’s most fabled bootleggers. “When I sell liquor it’s called bootlegging. When my patrons serve it on Lake Shore Drive it’s called hospitality.” – Al Capone
CHARLES "LUCKY" LUCIANO
‘Lucky’ Luciano, the so-called father of organised crime, rose to the top at the outset of Prohibition, for supplying illegal booze to Manhattan speakeasies. His networks enabled alcohol smugglers to dock large ships with ease in New York harbour, handicapping operators of smaller boats. Working Prohibition to his advantage, his involvement in bootlegging led ‘Lucky’ to become one of the ‘Kings Of Prohibition.’
“There’s no such thing as good money or bad money.
There’s just money.” - Lucky
BENJAMIN "BUGSY" SIEGEL
Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel was an American mobster. Siegel was known as one of the most “infamous and feared gangsters of his day”. Described as handsome and charismatic, he became one of the first front-page celebrity gangsters. He was also a driving force behind the development of the Las Vegas Strip
“Everybody deserves a fresh start
every once in a while" - Bugsy