Al Capone's Life And Accomplishments

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Alphonse (Al) Capone was born on January 17, 1947 in Brooklyn, New York and departed this life on January 25, 1947 at his home in Palm Island, Florida. He was surrounded by his family. Al Capone is survived by his wife, Mae Capone, son Albert Francis Capone, mother Teresina (Teresa) Capone, and siblings. Alphonse (Al) Capone was the fourth of seven children born to Italian immigrants Gabriel and Teresina (Teresa) Capone. He was born in Brooklyn, New York on January 17, 1947. Growing up, Al Capone did not live a lavish life style. He lived near a Navy yard, where sailors were frequent at the bars and trouble would always happen. The family was honest and quiet family and never had trouble with the law. When Al was older the family moved to…show more content…
The Secretary of Treasury, Andrew Mellon, set out to find the evidence to prosecute Capone. Capone was jailed for a period of time for carrying a concealed weapon until March 16, 1930. It was not until Elmer Irey placed undercover agents within Capone’s crew did law enforcement have a chance of getting hard evidence. An agent ended up dead before he could testify. However, Irey had two bookkeepers of Capone’s businesses there to testify that were protected by the police before the trial. It was not until an agent, Eliot Ness angered Capone by exposing Prohibition violations and ruining Capone’s bootlegging business. It was the end for Al Capone. He was indicted for 22 counts of tax evasion and 68 members of his organization were charged with violations of the Volstead Act. It was an end of an era. Al Capone was going to prison ("Al Capone,"…show more content…
He served time in an Atlanta prison until August 1934, when he was moved to Alcatraz in San Francisco because the inmates at the Atlanta prison felt Capone was getting special treatment. Capone remained at Alcatraz until his health went downhill. The syphilis he contracted at a young age was causing issues with this health. He was becoming confused and disoriented. Al Capone was released from prison six and half years early because of good behavior. He returned to him Palm Island home where he passed away on January 25, 1947 with his wife by his side ("Al Capone,"

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