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Al Capone
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Capone in 1931
Born Alphonse Gabriel Capone
(1899-01-17)January 17, 1899
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 and bootlegging liquor 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. He was released from his sentence in 1939. Capone died on January 25, 1947 after he suffered a stroke. 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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