The Life of Al Capone
Capone's Crimes and Prison Time
On this day in 1931, gangster Al Capone is sentenced to 11 years in prison for tax evasion and fined $80,000.
was expelled from school at 14, joined a gang and earned his nickname “Scarface” after being sliced across the cheek during a fight.
Al Capone's Death
In January 1947, the 48-year-old Capone suffered a stroke then came down with pneumonia; he died at his Florida home on January 25. Capone was buried at Chicago’s Mount Olivet Cemetery, near the graves of his father and one of his brothers. In 1950, the Capone family had the remains of the three men moved to Mount Carmel Cemetery in Hillside, Illinois.