Bugs Moran Biography
(American Gangster and Bootlegger)
Birthday: August 21, 1893 (Leo)
Born In: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Adelard Cunin, better known by the pseudonym George "Bugs" Moran, was a convicted gangster who was active in the Prohibition-era Chicago. A native of Minnesota, Moran hailed from a French immigrant family. He studied at Cretin High School, a private Catholic school in Saint Paul. During this period, he had his first exposure to crime and subsequently became a member of a juvenile gang. He dropped out of school when he was 18 years old and became involved in serious criminal activities. By the time he turned 21, he had been to a state juvenile facility once and jail thrice. At some point, he escaped to Chicago, and in the next few years, rose through the ranks in the criminal underworld of the city. Moran ran a bootlegging operation during the Prohibition era, which made him a rival of Al Capone. Moran worked for the Irish mob, while Capone led the Italian mob in the city. Their enmity eventually culminated in what has come to be known as the Saint Valentine's Day Massacre, in which seven of his associates were gunned down.