Al Capone was born on January 17th, 1899 in Brooklyn, New York to immigrants from Italy, named after Alphonse Gabriel Capone, his father Gabriele Capone a barber and his mother Teresina Raiola is a tailor. Al is the fourth child of nine children born to Gabriele and Teresina. He has two sisters and six brothers. Growing up in a troubled neighborhood in New York, despite promising as a student, he was fired for violence at the age of 14. He met a criminal named Johnny Torrio who taught him how to running a business. Al Capone joined Torrio in Chicago in 1909. When Torrio retired in 1925 Capone became a new criminal. Al Capone would become one of the most notorious mafia. numbers.
Al Capone got into a fight in a bar where he worked as a doorman in 1917, they cut his face with a knife and so they gave him the name ‘Scarface’, Al did not like the nickname.
Criminal associates referred to the mob boss as Big Fellow, while his friends knew him as Snorky, a slang term that meant elegant.
Al Capone married Mary Coughlin in 1918, when he was 19 years old. She had given birth to her son 18. days before they were married.
Capone’s criminal gang made up to $ 100 million annually.
Al and Mary’s son was Albert Francis (Sonny) Capone. Al Capone never had another son.
he was never charged in connection with St. Valentine’s Day Massacre
When Al Capone was 20 years old, he went to Chicago and worked as a doorman for the gangster Torrio.
Capone was convicted of tax fraud but not murder. 1920s
he was one of the first federal prisoners on Alcatraz.
Capone began smuggling alcohol in the 1920s due to the prohibition and demand for illegal alcohol. Torrio was shot and nearly killed. He retired and Al Capone became the head of the criminal organization.
Capone was released from prison in November 1939 and then underwent several months of treatment for syphilis at a Baltimore hospital.
Al Capone’s criminal organization included nightclubs, racetracks, gambling dens, restaurants, breweries and distilleries, speakeasies and brothels.
While at Alcatraz, Capone , who had been diagnosed with syphilis during a physical at Atlanta Penitentiary, started showing signs of the disease, including dementia.
Al Capone liked to dress in colorful clothes and wore a 11.5 carat diamond ring.
Capone’s bulletproof Cadillac was eventually seized by the government and would later be used by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Al Capone was very generous to those who had them He was known to provide clothes and fuel during the winter for the poor
Capone’s attacker claimed he was aiming at the thug’s neck. but he missed his cheek and slit his cheek because he was drunk.
Al Capone was responsible for some of the very first soup kitchens of the Great Depression.
During the Great Depression, Capone ran a soup kitchen, feeding hundreds of hungry Chicagoans who were out of work at the time.
Al Capone had committed many crimes over the years, including murder, but on Valentine’s Day the massacre of February 14, 1929 brought Capone to the attention of the federal government.
He may have been a murderer But he still showed class and ordered expensive flower arrangements sent to the funerals of the men he had killed.
The Valentine’s Day massacre ended in the deaths of seven of Capone’s rival henchmen.
he had his enemies in prison and during his time on Alcatraz he was injured when another inmate, James Lucas, attacked him with scissors.
President Hoover wanted Capone arrested and sent Eliot Ness and the ‘untouchables’ to shut down Capone and find evidence of tax evasion. Anjo and guitar in a prison band called The Rock Islanders.
On October 6, 1931, Al Capone was charged with 22 counts of tax evasion. He was also charged with 5,000 violations of prohibition laws.
Crime boss kidnapped popular jazz musician Fats Waller at gunpoint and ordered him to perform for his birthday party in 1926.
Capone was sentenced to 11 years of prison.
Capone had enjoyed a comfortable life while in Atlanta and Philadelphia prisons and used cash to pay prison guards for special luxuries such as a reading chair.
After Capone was able to bribe prison guards for special treatment at the Atlanta penitentiary he was sent to Alcatraz.
Capone had many names, one of which was the alias of Albert Costa which he used to buy real estate in Florida, including a mansion in Miami.
Al Capone was a prisoner number 85 at Alcatraz.
While Al Capone may have been the number 1 smuggler, his brother, James Vincenzo Capone, worked on the right side of the law as a federal agent in Nebraska.
Capone became very ill in prison and was paroled in 1939.
Capone respected himself and told the press directly that he was simply supporting his family and doing a “public service” for Chicagoans by giving them a means to Drink and drink give gamble.
On January 19, 1947, Al Capone suffered a stroke and died of a heart attack on January 25, 1947.
Syphilis took a heavy toll on the gangster’s brain. At the end of his life as a doctor, he had found that his state of mind was no greater than that of a 12-year-old.
Al Capone was 48 years old when he died.