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Al Capone Gangsta Life

Capone's Early Years

Al Capone he was born on January 17, 1899. His parents are Teresina, and Gabriel Capone. He repeated 6th grade. It was in 6th grade when Capone slapped a teacher after she hit him for being defiant. He was sent to the principal's office and got a good beating. He was expelled from school and never returned.
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Capone's Crimes

In 1920 Al Capone organized a multi-million dollar Chicago operation in gambling, prostitution and bootlegging. Capone dominated all the organized crime in Chicago.

One of the worst criminal acts that Capone orchestrated was called the Saint Valentine's Day Massacre. Capone's men dressed as police officers and were ordered by Al to kill "Bugs" Moran. Moran was Capone's enemy because he was trying to take over Capone's bootlegging business in Chicago. Capone's men met Moran's gang in a warehouse pretending to be the Chicago PD. Moran's men surrendered and were shot down. The only survivor of the attack was Bugs Moran, himself.

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Capone's mug shot and police record

Prison for Capone

Capone was arrested Oct 17, 1931 for carrying a concealed weapon. He wanted to go into hiding because a lot of people were after him. He knew that being in prison would be the most secure place for him. While in prison, he ran his empire. He brought in all his luxurious furniture, rugs, pictures and other items.

Capone never paid his taxes and the federal government was final able to indict him for tax evasion. He was sent to Alcatraz shortly after.

His Final Days

Capone was diagnosed with syphilis while in Alcatraz. He contracted the illness from the prostitutes he dealt with in his younger years. He was hospitalized for the disease, which led to a stroke and heart attack. He died of cardiac arrest on January 25th, 1947 in Florida. Al Capone is buried in Mount Carmel Cemetery in Proviso Township, Illinois. .
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