Was Al Capone America's Greatest Criminal?

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If gangster lore sparks your imagination, then Al Capone is probably a name you know quite well. Throughout his life of crime, Capone was responsible for many brutal acts of violence, including the infamous St. Valentine's Day Massacre that took place in Chicago in 1929. His Chicago-based organized crime operation reportedly brought in $100 million annually.

Capone gravitated to the spotlight at a time when most gangsters tried hard to keep their names and their faces off the front page. His fascination with fame could be one reason his legacy endures to this day. He is certainly one of the country’s most famous gangsters, but does he rank as America’s greatest criminal? You be the judge!