January 25, Palm Island, Florida American gangster and criminal Al "Scarface" Capone was an American gangster who rose to power during the Prohibition era —33when the United States banned the production and sale of liquor.
See Article History Alternative Titles: Al, the fourth of nine children, grew up in Brooklyn, New York. He attended school until the sixth grade, quitting school at age 14 after striking a teacher. Capone also became a member of the James Street Boys gang during this period, which was run by Johnny Torriothe man that would become his lifelong mentor, and associated with the Five Points gang.
Before Capone turned 21, he was involved in several violent incidents. Despite being questioned Al capone biography 2 the police, Capone was let go because no one had witnessed the murder.
In another incident, Capone brutally assaulted a low-level member of the rival White Hand gang and left him for dead.
Since White Hand gang leaders promised retributionYale sent Capone, his wife, and his young child to Chicago to work for Torrio. As Prohibition began, new bootlegging operations opened up and drew in immense wealth. William McSwiggin, an aggressive prosecutor, attempted but failed to indict Capone when the eyewitnesses to the killing, fearing harm, lost their nerve and their memories of the incident.
After a stint in prisonTorrio retired to Italy, and Capone became crime czar of Chicago, running gamblingprostitutionand bootlegging rackets and expanding his territories by gunning down rivals and rival gangs.
In Capone went into hiding for three months after he and some of his gunmen inadvertently killed McSwiggin while attacking other rivals. That evening McSwiggin had been out drinking with two childhood friends, who were also beer runners, and other criminals when he was gunned down in the street.
Again Capone went unpunished. The most notorious of the bloodlettings was the St. Also inCapone served some 10 months in Holmesburg Prison, in Philadelphiaafter being convicted of possessing a concealed handgun.
Many Americans were fascinated by the larger-than-life image of Capone. Indeed, the motion picture Scarface: The Shame of a Nationdirected by Howard Hawksstarred Paul Muni in the role of a gangster loosely based on Capone, who reputedly obtained a copy of the film for private screenings.
On June 5,Capone was indicted for 22 counts of federal income-tax evasion for the years through On June 12 Capone and others were charged with conspiracy to violate Prohibition laws for the years to He entered Atlanta penitentiary in May but was transferred to the new Alcatraz prison in August In Novembersuffering from the general deterioration of paresis a late stage of syphilishe was released and entered a Baltimore hospital.
Later he retired to his Florida estate, where he died from cardiac arrest ina powerless recluse. Al Capone Biography Mrs. McDonagh By: Jackson Spriet Alphonse Gabriel Capone (also known as “Scarface”) was a successful Italian-American gangster who obtained fame during the Prohibition Era.
Capone was a big part of organized crime in Chicago and was the leader in the Italian Mafia. Al Capone, byname of Alphonse Capone, also called Scarface, (born January 17, , Brooklyn, New York, U.S.—died January 25, , Palm Island, Florida), the most famous American gangster, who dominated organized crime in Chicago from to Al Capone is a crime boss operating in Chicago in He led a criminal empire that was hunted down by the Prohibition agent Eliot Ness and would be taken down by tax evasions in Al Capone was confronted by the Legion of Doom who wanted to help with his his criminal empire and they were.
Alphonse “Al” Capone was one of America’s most famous gangsters during the years between the world wars. A Chicago-based crime boss, he was involved in illegal gambling, bootlegging (illegal alcohol), prostitution and more.
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