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Alphonse Gabriel Capone                                                                     
Born January 17, 1899                                                                       
Brooklyn, New York                                                                         
Died January 25, 1947 (aged 48)                                                             
Palm Island, Florida, U.S. (Miami Beach, Florida)                                           
Charge(s) Tax Evasion                                                                       
Penalty Imprisonment from 1932 to 1939                                                     
Occupation gangster                                                                         
Spouse Mae Josephine Coughlin                                                               
Children Albert Francis Capone                                                             
Alphonse Gabriel Capone (January 17, 1899 - January 25, 1947), popularly known             
as Al Capone or Scarface, was an Italian American gangster who led a crime                 
syndicate dedicated to the smuggling and bootlegging of liquor and other illegal           
activities during the Prohibition Era of the 1920s and 1930s.                               
Born in Brooklyn, New York, to southwestern Italian emigrants Gabriele and                 
Teresina Capone, Capone began his career in Brooklyn before moving to Chicago               
and becoming the boss of the criminal organization known as the Chicago Outfit (although   
his business card reportedly described him as a used furniture dealer).                     
By the end of the 1920s, Capone had gained the attention of the Federal Bureau             
of Investigation following his being placed on the Chicago Crime Commission's "public       
enemies" list. Although never successfully convicted of racketeering charges,               
Capone's criminal career ended in 1931, when he was indicted and convicted by               
the federal government for income tax evasion.