1/17/2007

Al Capone

Alphonse Capone (January 17, 1899 – January 25, 1947), popularly known as Al "Scarface" Capone, was an infamous Italian-American gangster in the 1920s and 1930s. His business card reportedly described him as a used furniture dealer.
Born in New York City to Neapolitan emigrants Gabriele and Teresina Capone, he began his career in Brooklyn before moving to Chicago and becoming Chicago's most notorious crime figure. By the end of the 1920's, he had gained the attention of the Federal Bureau of Investigation following his being placed on the Chicago Crime Commission's "public enemies" list. Although never successfully convicted of racketeering charges, Capone's criminal career ended in 1931 when he was indicted and convicted by the federal government for income tax evasion.

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