Monday, October 17, 2011

Al Capone, 1931


Today marks 80 years since Al Capone was found guilty of tax evasion.

Alphonse Capone, born in 1899, rose from petty crime on the streets of Brooklyn to become a multimillionaire, undisputed boss of large swathes of Prohibition Chicago, and arguably the most infamous criminal kingpin of all time. Even now, in the post-gangster-rap era, the word “gangster” immediately brings to mind the smirking, fedora-clad Capone.

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