Facts about Al Capone
He largely looked up to Johnny Torrio the leader of the Chicago Outfit and whose shoes he would one day fill.
His downfall would come from his extravagant lifestyle and although the police could never convict him on the numerous murders he was guilty of for lack of evidence, they did however managed to convict him on tax evasion for which he served an eleven year prison term.
Al Capone Fact Sheet: Who was Al Capone? The following short biography and fact sheet provides interesting facts about the life, times and history of Al Capone.
Al Capone Fact File Biography: Lifespan: 1899 - 1947 *** Full Name: Alphonse Gabriel Capone *** Nickname: Al, Scarface, Snorky *** Occupation: American Gangster *** Date of Birth: Al Capone was born on January 17th 1899 *** Place of Birth: Al Capone was born in Brooklyn, New York, USA *** Family background: His father was Gabriel Capon and his mother was Teresina Railo. His father was a barber by profession while his mother was a seamstress. Both were Italian immigrants from Angri, Provence of Salerno *** Early life and childhood: He grew up with eight siblings, six brothers and two sisters *** Education: Al Capone attended a strict provincial Catholic school ***
Al Capone Fact 1: Al Capone was born on January 17th 1899 and during the end of the 19th century period in history when huge discoveries were being made in science, medical and industrial innovations.
Al Capone Fact 2: In school he was actually a promising student, however he would get himself expelled from school at fourteen years of age having struck one of his female teachers. He was not very good at following the rules.
Al Capone Fact 9: A territorial dispute blew up between two rival groups, it was never clear whether Torrio was involved in the death of one gang leader or not but he became a target for revenge. Capone was cornered at one point but was unhurt. Torrio was shot on his return from a shopping trip, he recovered but handed the reins of the operation over to Capone.
Al Capone Fact 10: At just twenty six years of age this was quite an accomplishment and meant he had become the new boss of an organized crime syndicate that owned illegal breweries as well as a transportation network up to Canada with both law enforcement and political protection.
Al Capone Fact 17: Having been in and out of court over the next few years on various charges he was finally convicted on income tax evasion. He was convicted and sentenced to eleven years in a federal prison.
Al Capone Fact 18: He was sent to Atlanta U.S. Penitentiary. When he arrived he was given a physical and he weighed two hundred and fifty pounds and also diagnosed with gonorrhoea and syphilis. As a drug user he was also suffering from withdrawal.
Al Capone Fact 21: Finally released from prison on November 15th 1939 he was supposed to have been referred to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore but based on his reputation they fused to take him and he would be accepted at the Union Memorial Hospital where he received compassionate care for which he was very grateful.
Al Capone Fact 22: By 1946 he was examined by a psychiatrist requested by his physician and found to have the mental capacity of a twelve year old child.
Al Capone Fact 23: Alphonse Gabriel Capone, aka Scarface, died on January 25th 1947 in his home on Palm Island in Florida of a fatal cardiac arrest. His body was laid to rest at Mount Carmel Cemetery in Hillside, Illinois.
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