Al Capone

Al Capone was a famous prohibition era American gangster. He was heavily involved in bootlegging liquor, as well as other organized criminal activities. He spent his final days in Alcatraz federal prison on tax charges.

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Why was Prohibition so important to Al Capone?

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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Did Al Capone have a house in Fontana CA?

Yes, it has a "C" on the chimney 8775 Tamarind Ave. Fontana, CA 92335

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What crime was al Capone put in jail for?

Al Capone was put in jail for Tax Evasion~ the government knew he was getting lots of income (alcohol and prostitution) and they had to try and pin in all back to him (thats why it took so long). Even though he had committed murders and was selling illegal alcohol they could only put him in jail for Tax Evasion.

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When was Alcatraz opened?

August 7, 1934

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How do you find information on a 1979 Angels belt buckle made by Al Shelton?

I saw a 1979 angels belt buckle singed by Gene Autry for $1,200.

Ask Al. He's in Studio City, California, on Ventura Boulevard.


I saw the same bid on Ebay!! ....only to find another bid for just $14.99. I jumped on it right when I saw it. The original owners made it clear to me that they purchased it at the Angels Stadium store back in 79'. So if you read what I read, that they were never sold to the public and only made exclusively for Angel players....I would have to say not true.

Al Capone

Who was Al Capone?

Al Capone was an American gangster in the 1920s and 1930s. He and his organization robbed and stole and killed to make a profit. He was finally captured in 1938 and imprisoned at Alcatraz. Released because of serious illness, he died at the age of 48 years from cardiac arrest.
Born: 17 January 1899

Died: 25 January 1947 (heart failure)

Birthplace: New York, New York

Best known as: American gangster of the 1920s and '30s

Name at birth: Alphonsus Capone

Alphonse "Al" Capone was one of the most famous U.S. gangsters during the 1930s, a Chicago-based boss involved in illegal gambling, bootlegging (illegal alcohol) and prostitution. Capone got his start in New York, working as a thug and bouncer (where he got the three scars that spawned his nickname, "Scarface"). He moved to Chicago in 1919 and quickly moved up in the ranks of Johnny Torrio's gang. Capone was known for his smarts and brutality, and by 1925 he was in charge of one of Chicago's biggest criminal gangs. It was Capone's men who gunned down seven rivals in 1929 in what was called the "St. Valentine's Day Massacre." Arrested many times over the years, Capone was famously pursued by federal agent Eliot Ness and ended up finally going to jail for income tax evasion in 1931. After serving eight years in federal prisons, Capone was released on good behavior (and because he'd been suffering from syphilis-related ailments). Capone retired to his estate in Florida and died in 1947 of heart failure.

Extra credit: Capone has been portrayed in the movies by by Rod Steiger (Al Capone, 1959), Neville Brand (TV's The Untouchables, 1959-63), Robert DeNiro (The Untouchables, 1987) and William Forsythe (TV's The Untouchables, 1993).

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What does Moose Flanagan from Al Capone Does my Shirts look like?

From what I can recall from the story, Moose Flanagan is tall, thin, and has thick hair.

The author took their time explaining Moose's inner traits more than his physical traits.

Moose Flanagan was really tall and muscular not thin
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When did al Capone go to prison?

Al Capone was indicted in 1931 for income tax evasion and violations of the Volstead Act. The violations of the Volstead Act were later dropped but he was sent, nevertheless, to Atlanta U.S. Penitentiary in May of 1932 and was later on sent to Lincoln Heights Jail temporarily before being sent to Alcatraz for the remainder of his sentence.

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What are important events in Al Capone Does your Shirts with Piper?

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When did al Capone get out of prison?


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Did jimmy Boyd meet al Capone?


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Al Capone helped the poor?

Oh yes, Al Capone helped the poor by working at a soup kitchen, though he had many faults and had committed many crimes.

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What are some poems for Al Capone Does your Shirts?

I'm stuck in a prison with no friends at all,

I'm looking for someone who wants to play ball,

I'm in seventh grade but I really am tall,

I meet a new friend that is extremely small,

My life just got better but its still a cell wall

World War 1
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Did Al Capone serve in world war 1?


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Was al Capone born in Chicago?

Alphonse Gabriel Capone was born in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.

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Did Al Capone kill anyone himself?

yes he did, but he worked his way up to a leader so he didnt have to kill anyone but if he wanted to he would and he could..

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Did Al Capone live in Florida?

Yes, he had a home at Star Island off of Miami. He also lived in Chicago,

Cicero, Atlanta and Alcatraz.


Actually, his home is on Palm Island in Miami Beach, not Star Island. I visited there in April 2010. The owner let us wander around the property and view the beach house, pool, etc. Very cool place. He also had a home in Mercer, WI. I have been to the house in Chicago. The current owner has it up for sale.


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Why is Al Capone nicknamed Scarface?

In his teens, Capone was hired by Torrio and his partner, Frankie Yale, and a bouncer in a saloon-brothel they ran in Brooklyn. It was here that Capone picked up his moniker of "Scareface Al," after his left cheek was slashed in an altercation over a girl with a hoodlum named Frank Galluccio. Later he would tell acquaintances and reporters that he got the wound serving in the "Lost Battalion" in France in World War I, but he was never even in the service.

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Who was Eliot Ness' foe?

His foe was Al Capone.

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Who did Al Capone kill with a baseball bat?

He had Albert Anselmi and John Scalise beaten severely and then shot dead because he discovered their plot to assassinate him and take over the Chicago Outfit. On May 7, 1929, both men were found dead on a deserted road in Hammond, Indiana, beaten all over their bodies and shot.

Capone has never been proven to have been directly involved, but it believed by most scholars that he ordered the hits, and personally helped carry them out, beating both men with a baseball bat in a fit of rage. Whether it happened at a lavish banquet is still unknown.

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What did Al Capone sound like?

like a pig with a trumpet

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Al Sharpton

How tall is Al Sharpton?

Al Sharpton's height is not confirmed, but according to Yahoo Answers he is about 5'5.


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