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Al Capone in 1930
|Born||Alphonse Gabriel Capone
January 17, 1899
New York City, U.S.
|Died||January 25, 1947
Palm Island, Florida, U.S.
|Alias(es)||Scarface, Big Al, Big Boy, Public Enemy No. 1|
|Penalty||11-year sentence in Atlanta U.S. Penitentiary and Alcatraz|
|Occupation||Gangster, bootlegger, racketeer, boss of Chicago Outfit|
Mae Coughlin (m. 1918)
Alphonse Gabriel "Al" Capone (January 17, 1899 – January 25, 1947) was an Italian-American gangster. He grew up in Brooklyn and moved to Chicago where he led a crime syndicate in the Prohibition-era that was known as the "Capones". The Capones were known for smuggling and bootlegging liquor in Chicago, Illinois from around the 1920s until 1931. Capone's organized crime reign ended in 1931, when he was put on trial for federal income tax evasion. Found guilty, Capone was sentenced to 11 years in prison.
Capone was released from his sentence in 1939, being very sick. Capone died in 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. 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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