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Al Capone (a.k.a. 'Scarface'), one of the most famous American gangsters, rose to infamy as the leader of the Chicago mafia during the Prohibition era. Before being sent to Alcatraz Prison in 1931 from a tax evasion conviction, he had amassed a personal fortune estimated at $100 million dollars and was responsible for countless murders.

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A young Al Capone, already showing the facial scars that would earn him the despised nickname that he carried with him for the rest of his life.

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BIO: On this day in 1963, Alcatraz prison, once home to Al Capone, closes its doors. Read more about 'Scarface.'

A poor child from an Italian immigrant family, Al Capone (a.k.a. 'Scarface') rose to infamy as the leader of the Chicago mafia during the Prohibition era. Before being sent to Alcatraz Prison in 1931, he amassed a personal fortune estimated at 100 million dollars and was responsible for countless murders.

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