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Al Capone

Alphonse Gabriel "Al" Capone (January 17, 1899 – January 25, 1947) was an Chicago gangster who led the Chicago Mob. The Chicago Outfit, which subsequently also became known as the "Capones," smuggled liquor, and other illegal activities such as prostitution, in Chicago from the 1920's and  1930's.

Capone became a highly visible public figure. He made donations to various charitable endeavors using the money he made from his activities, and was viewed by many to be a "modern-day Robin Hood". Capone's public reputation was damaged in the wake of his supposed involvement in the 1929 Saint Valentine's Day Massacre, when seven rival gang members were executed.

Capone was convicted on federal charges of tax evasion in 1931 and sentenced to federal prison; he was released on parole in 1939. His incarceration included a term at the then-new Alcatraz federal prison. In the final years of Capone's life, he suffered mental and physical deterioration due to late-stage neurosyphilis, which he had contracted in his youth. On January 25, 1947, he died from cardiac arrest after suffering a stroke.

  1. Al Capone - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Alphonse Gabriel "AlCapone (January 17, 1899 – January 25, 1947) was an American gangster who led a Prohibition-era crime syndicate. The Chicago Outfit ...
  2. History Files - Al Capone
    Al Capone is America's best known gangster and the single greatest symbol of the collapse of law and order in the United States during the 1920s Prohibition ...
  3. FBI — Al Capone › About Us › History › Famous Cases & Criminals
    Photo of AlPhonse Capone Born of an immigrant family in Brooklyn, New York in 1899,Al Capone quit school after the sixth grade and associated with a ...
  4. Al Capone Biography - Facts, Birthday, Life Story - › People
    Visit to learn about the rise and fall of Al Capone, who murdered his way to the top of the Chicago mafia before being sent to Alcatraz.
  5. Al Capone — Articles, Video, Pictures and Facts
    The most notorious gangster in American history, Al Capone ran Chicago's largest bootlegging, prostitution and gambling syndicate.
  6. Al Capone - 20th Century History - › ... › Important People › Criminals
    Al Capone was a notorious gangster who ran an organized crime syndicate in Chicago during the 1920s. Capone, who was both charming and charitable as ...
  7. Al Capone on Alcatraz -
    Al Capone still remains one of the most notable residents of "the Rock." In a memoir written by Warden James Johnston, he reminisced about the intensity of ...
  8. Al Capone: Chicago's Most Infamous Mob Boss — Made In America ...
    An in-depth article by Marilyn Bardsley on the Prohibition Era gang boss of Chicago.
  9. My Al Capone Museum
    Photographs and stories about several of Capone's personal items as well as related documents, articles, and merchandise.
  10. Al Capone news, photos and video - › Crimes › CriminalsShare
    News, Photos and Information about Al Capone... Highlights. A collection of news and information related to Al Capone published by this site and its partners.