10 of History’s Most Famous Black Sheep
Less than favorite sons (and daughters)
James Vincenzo Capone – How could anybody embarrass a major crime family? Prohibition-era Mafia godfather Al Capone was one of the most notorious gangsters of all time, taking advantage of Prohibition to increase his wealth and power in Chicago. However, his brother “Vince” ran away from home to join the circus, fought heroically in World War I, and eventually became a policeman in Nebraska. Vince spent Prohibition shutting down the very illegal alcohol productions that were making his brother rich and powerful. Vince became famous in the Midwest for his dedication to law enforcement. From his jail cell on Alcatraz, Al Capone was said to have been mortified.