Al Capone

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Al Capone

Al Capone Signature.svg
Capone in 1931
Born Alphonse Gabriel Capone
January 17, 1899(1899-01-17)
Brooklyn, New York City, United States
Died January 25, 1947(1947-01-25) (aged 48)
Palm Island, Florida, United States
Charge(s) Tax evasion
Penalty 11 year sentence in Alcatraz
Occupation Gangster, bootlegger, criminal, racketeer, boss of Chicago Outfit
Spouse Mae Capone
Children Albert Francis Capone

Alphonse Gabriel "Al" Capone (January 17, 1899 – January 25, 1947) was an Italian-American gangster. He led a crime syndicate in the Prohibition-era that was known as the "Capones". The Capones were known for smuggling, bootlegging liquor and prostitution in Chicago, Illinois from around the 1920s until 1931.Capone's organized crime reign ended in June 1931,when he was indicated for federal income tax evasion.Found guilty,Capone was sentenced to 11 years in prison.Capone was released from his sentence in 1939,suffering from an advanced case of syphilis. Capone died on January 25, 1947 after he suffered a stroke. He regained consciousness and caught pneumonia and later had a fatal cardiac arrest. On January 25, 1947 Al Capone died in his home, surrounded by his family.[1] Michael Jackson made a song called "Al Capone" for his 1987 album Bad. It was not put on the album. The song was released on the second disc of the 25th Anniversary re-release of Bad.

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  1. "Capone Dead At 48. Dry Era Gang Chief". Associated Press. New York Times. 2009-04-02. Archived from the original on 28 January 2010. http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/0117.html. Retrieved 2010-03-12. "Al Capone, ex-Chicago gangster and prohibition era crime leader, died in his home here tonight."
  • 2.“Al Capone.” World of Criminal Justice. Gale, (2002). Biography in Context.Web. 10-June 2014

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Preceded by
Johnny Torrio
Chicago Outfit Boss
1925–1932

Succeeded by
Frank Nitti