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Al Capone Scar

Crime: Al Capone represented the gangsters of the 1920s, convicted of tax evasion and allegedly conducting the St. Valentine's Day Massacre. He is an example of the gangs and crimes surfacing during this time period.


Alphonse Gabriel "Al" Capone,1/17/1899 – 1/25/1947, was an American gangster who led a Prohibition-era crime syndicate. The Chicago Outfit, which subsequently also became known as the "Capones", was dedicated to smuggling and bootlegging liquor, and other illegal activities such as prostitution, in Chicago from the early 1920s to 1931.

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Al Capone And The St Valentine's Day Massacre Feb 14th 1929

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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The Untouchable cop who battled Al Capone and was no Hollywood hero

Al Capone attending a charity baseball match in Chicago. The scar on his cheek can been seen clearly


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.