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Al Capone is perhaps the best known gangster of all time and by far the most powerful mob boss of his era His mob dominated the Chicago area from 1925 to 1931 when he was imprisoned for tax evasion This was the only crime the courts could prove against him He went to jail at Alcatraz for eight years until he became very ill with syphilis and died from the disease in 1947 Al was born somewhere in Brooklyn on January 17 1899 but nobody really knows for sure Capone grew up in a tough neighborhood in Brooklyn NY He attended school through the sixth grade He received his nickname Scarface during these years as the result of a knife attack from the brother of a girl he insulted which left three scares Soon after Capone joined the James Street gang which was headed by a man named Johnny Torrio In 1920 Torrio asked Capone to go and work with his uncle who controlled the citys largest prostitution and gambling ring at the time Later that year the Prohibition act came into affect and Capone became interested in selling illegal whiskey and other alcoholic beverages Torrios uncle did not agree with this idea but in the next month he was shot and killed Capone and Torrio took over his diseased uncles business and added illegal alcohol After Torrio was gunned down and almost killed by a rival gang he retired from the underworld which left Capone to run the empire alone At the age of 26 Capone was managing more than 1000 employees with a payroll of more than 300000 a week During this time Capone became so rich that he gave out free food to the unemployed this also made him look very good to the people of Chicago By 1927 Capone was making 105000000 a year from various illegal operations the average law-abiding US citizen was bringing home just
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