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Al Capone

  1. 1. AMERICAN GANGSTER
  2. 2. AL CAPONE
  3. 3. BIOGRAPHY
  4. 4. <ul><li>Alphonse Gabriel Capone is America's best known gangster and the single greatest symbol of the collapse of law and order in the United States during the 1920s Prohibition era </li></ul>
  5. 5. He was born in January 17, 1899 in Brooklyn, New York
  6. 6. He grew up in a rough neighborhood and was a member of two &quot;kid gangs,&quot; the Brooklyn Rippers and the Forty Thieves Juniors. Capone quit school in the sixth grade at age fourteen. EARLY CRIMINAL CAREER
  7. 7. Capone's first arrest was on a disorderly conduct charge while he was working for Yale. He also murdered two men
  8. 8. CHICAGO He arrived in Chicago in 1919. There he was elevated to handling the Four Deuces bar and given responsibility for much of the alcohol and prostitution in the city of Chicago
  9. 9. St. Valentine's Day Massacre
  10. 10. Capone's most notorious killing was the St. Valentine's Day Massacre. On February 14, 1929, two of Capone's men killed seven men in a garage of a building
  11. 11. Capone's &quot;Free Lunch&quot; Restaurant Capone was the first to open soup kitchens after the 1929 stock market crash and he ordered merchants to give clothes and food to the needy at his expense
  12. 12. <ul><li>Capone was tried in a federal court in 1931. He was found guilty of tax evasion. The judge sentenced him to eleven years in a federal prison and one year in the county jail. He also had to pay fines and court costs totalling 80,000 dollars. </li></ul>Federal income taxes and downfall
  13. 13. PRISON TIME
  14. 14. In May 1932, Capone was sent to Atlanta, a tough federal prison. He was then transferred to Alcatraz, where tight security ensured that Capone had no contact with the outside world
  15. 15. DEATH He died on January 25, 1947 from cardiac arrest. Capone was buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Chicago's far South Side

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