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Al Capone

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Transcript of Al Capone

AL CAPONE
Al 'Scarface Capone was born on the 17th of January 1899 in New York. His parents were originally from Naples, Italy. They migrated to the US in search of a better life.
•Born in Palmdale, New York, expelled from Brooklyn public school at 14 then worked at odd jobs, e.g. bowling alley, looked up to Johnny Torrio as mentor figure, also in the illegal alcohol business.
Early Life
Background
Capone drifted in to the world of gangs shortly after dropping out of school.
Eventually, he joined Frankie Yale's notorious "Five Points". It was while working for Yale that he picked up his nickname of Scarface after a brawl with a gangster's sister who, in the end, slashed his face.
Rise of Al Capone
Al Capone the Ganster
Al Capone was the biggest ganster in American history. By the age of 24, he was already well known and had control of the Chicago underworld which was his main city.
He frequently clashed with his rivals, Bugs Moran and Hymie Weiss.
The fall of Al Capone
Prohibition Bureau office Eliot Ness conducted a successful investigation into Capone’s activities, and soon with overwhelming evidence was convicted for Tax evasion.
He was then sent to Alcatraz where he could not gain special privileges he usually had by bribes and power. During his term in Alcatraz he was abused and harassed by most of the other inmates and his attempts at bribing resulted in him being sent to solitary confinement.
He started suffering from Syphilis he contracted as a child and in November 1939 was sent home.
After his imprisonment his power diminished greatly, and suffering from neurosyphilis he was in no condition to lead the gang.
On January 21st 1947 he had a stroke and the next day he went into fatal cardiac arrest and passed away.
How he made money
Capone was involved in many illegal activities. His main trade, however, was in:
Beer and liquor ($60 million)
Gambling ($25 million)
Protection rackets ($10 million)
Dance halls and prostitution ($10 million)
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