Al "Scarface" Capone

By Sarah May

The Life of Al Capone

Alphonse Capone was born on January 17, 1988. His family moved from Italy to America before he was born. He was the fourth child of nine but he would grow up to be a notorious gangster. When he was in sixth grade he got in a fight with a teacher and left school. At this point he became close friends with Johnny Torrio who he would remain friends with until Torrio died. He also became close friends with Lucky Luciano. When Torrio got murdered by an opposing gang Luciano took over with Capone as his right hand man. Torrio stepped down when he came close to being killed by gunshots to the arm,chest, stomach, chest, and jaw. Capone then became head of the gang in Chicago.

Capone was trialed in October of 1931 for tax evasion. He was first sent to a federal penitentiary in Atlantic, Georgia. Later Capone was transferred to Alcatraz, also known as "The Rock", in San Francisco bay. He was supposed to serve ten years but was released four years earlier due to good behavior. Capone went to live in his mansion on Palm Island, Florida where he died on January 25, 1947.