We gave America its gangster legends—but our guy, al capone, was real, not a fictional figment like Vito Corleone or Tony Soprano.
I look around the stairway, and I see al capone and another guy sitting in the living room having a beef about ‘receipts.’
What Nucky Johnson was not was a gangster, though he did go to prison for a short stint, like al capone, for tax evasion.
He killed five men and married five women, conned al capone, and traded card tricks with Houdini.
The result of Volstead can be summed up with one infamous name: al capone.
Growing up I wanted to be al capone not [Prohibition agent] Eliot Ness.
If Ivar had been chomping a cigar, one might have mistaken him for a slimmed-down al capone.
“Clearly more dangerous than al capone at his height,” the Chicago Crime Commission declared.
The Chicago Crime Commission declared him Public Enemy No. 1, declaring that he was a bigger menace than al capone had ever been.