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Why was Prohibition so important to Al Capone?

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2011-03-22 15:22:20
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Prohibition, the 18th Amendment to the US Constitution, outlawed the production, transportation and consumption of alcoholic beverages. Because of Prohibition, people who were able to produce and ship illegal supplies of alcoholic beverages (in a practice known as bootlegging) were able to make massive profits. Al Capone was a highly successful bootlegger, and much of his criminal empire's profits were based on bootlegging.

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Harmful. It was eventually repealed in 1933 since it promoted the sale of alcohol on the black market and the rise of crime bosses, such as Al Capone, who gained so much money from selling alcohol illegally that they became "untouchable". Al Capone was notoriously famous for corrupting the police and the courts.

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Al Capone was only convicted of tax evasion. By this definition, he is no more dangerous than Leona Helmsley.

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As Al Capone was born in Brooklyn, New York, so you could say he is of Arbereshe descent since both parents were born in that area.

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Al Capone is remembered as a bad man because he dropped out of school at 14, smuggled and dealt drugs, and got into many, many fights and gang skirmishes.

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Because he had so much money, he had nothing else to do.

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It's important to remember how disastrous Prohibition was so that we don't repeat our earlier mistake.

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When Alcatraz first became a federal prison in 1934, wardens from all over the country were permitted to send their most incorrigible inmates to Alcatraz. Al Capone was amongst these inmates. Alcatraz began accepting inmates during August of 1934, so Al Capone was probably transferred to Alcatraz around that time.

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he was not caught for violating any liquer laws what he was in jail for was tax fraud Al Capone like pizza and eat susages that why he is so fat. He worked with Santa Claus

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He was a prisoner from 1934 to 1939, so 5 years.

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Al Capone was involved in murder, fraud, extortion, prostitution, and so forth. But he was very good at hiding his tracks. In the end, the FBI arrested him for failure to correctly pay his income taxes. He went to jail for that.

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Al Capone claimed he was a used furniture dealer, so I assume that's what it said on his business card.

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he made himself look good to the media, so that they wouldn't think of him as a criminal

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AL Capone when to Alcatraz because he was convicted of not paying his taxes. he was first sent to Atlanta prison. Then he got a lot privileges there so he was sent to Alcatraz. he spent 4 and a half years there until he was let out for good behavior.

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no one had any solid proof that Al Capone did murder all those people, or smuggled all those booz. For people who did see, Al Capone's men would bribe them, even officers! Later when Police finally caught him, they couldn't really put him in prison for what they suspected him of. After a lot of thought they put him in jail for taxation, (I think it's spelt like that...) it means that Al Capone, the greatest of all gang leader got caught by not paying his taxes!

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Any crime that was around to be committed, the Americans had banned alcohol at this point, so he was a drinker and a drug taker

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al Capone but hes dead now so the next one is Barack Obama o yah then there is jimmilyn chase dorsey

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