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Published on October 24, 2007

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AMERICAN GANGSTER

AL CAPONE

BIOGRAPHY

Alphonse Gabriel 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 era

Alphonse Gabriel 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 era

He was born in January 17, 1899 in Brooklyn, New York

He grew up in a rough neighborhood and was a member of two "kid gangs," the Brooklyn Rippers and the Forty Thieves Juniors. Capone quit school in the sixth grade at age fourteen. EARLY CRIMINAL CAREER

Capone's first arrest was on a disorderly conduct charge while he was working for Yale. He also murdered two men

CHICAGO He arrived in Chicago in 1919. There he was elevated to handling the Four Deuces bar and given responsibility for much of the alcohol and prostitution in the city of Chicago

St. Valentine's Day Massacre

Capone's most notorious killing was the St. Valentine's Day Massacre. On February 14, 1929, two of Capone's men killed seven men in a garage of a building

Capone's "Free Lunch" Restaurant Capone was the first to open soup kitchens after the 1929 stock market crash and he ordered merchants to give clothes and food to the needy at his expense

Capone was tried in a federal court in 1931. He was found guilty of tax evasion. The judge sentenced him to eleven years in a federal prison and one year in the county jail. He also had to pay fines and court costs totalling 80,000 dollars. Federal income taxes and downfall

Capone was tried in a federal court in 1931. He was found guilty of tax evasion. The judge sentenced him to eleven years in a federal prison and one year in the county jail. He also had to pay fines and court costs totalling 80,000 dollars.

PRISON TIME

In May 1932, Capone was sent to Atlanta, a tough federal prison. He was then transferred to Alcatraz, where tight security ensured that Capone had no contact with the outside world

DEATH He died on January 25, 1947 from cardiac arrest. Capone was buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Chicago's far South Side

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