Torrio surrenders Chicago rackets after ambush

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Torrio surrenders Chicago rackets after ambush

Post by THunt » Thu, Jan 24, 2019, 9:47 am

On this date (Jan. 24) in 1925, gunmen seriously wounded Chicago rackets boss John Torrio outside of his Clyde Avenue home. Torrio, who was to begin a federal sentence for Prohibition violations just days later, spent weeks recovering. He then spent months in a Lake County jail. Upon his release, he and Al Capone and their wives vacationed in Havana. When they returned, Torrio entered semi-retirement in New York, while Capone entered underworld history as leader of the Chicago Outfit.

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