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.

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.

Al Capone -- about 16 or 17 years old -- before he got the scar on his face.

Al Capone -- about 16 or 17 years old -- before he got the scar on his face.

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.

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.

You can see the scar on the left side of his face (right side of the picture)

You can see the scar on the left side of his face (right side of the picture)

Al Capone Biography - Facts, Birthday, Life Story - Biography.com

Al Capone Biography - Facts, Birthday, Life Story - Biography.com

While prohibition was intended to decrease crime and violence it actually served to create the opposite. Gangsters like Al Capone took advantage of the basic economic principle of "supply and demand" and made hundreds of millions of dollars bootlegging alcohol in major cities along the east coast.

While prohibition was intended to decrease crime and violence it actually served to create the opposite. Gangsters like Al Capone took advantage of the basic economic principle of "supply and demand" and made hundreds of millions of dollars bootlegging alcohol in major cities along the east coast.

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.

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.

BIO: On this day in 1963, Alcatraz prison, once home to Al Capone, closes its doors. Read more about 'Scarface.'

BIO: On this day in 1963, Alcatraz prison, once home to Al Capone, closes its doors. Read more about 'Scarface.'

Jan 17, 1899 Al Capone, also known as "Scarface, born in Brooklyn, NY, rose to infamy as the leader of the Chicago mafia during the Prohibition era.

Jan 17, 1899 Al Capone, also known as "Scarface, born in Brooklyn, NY, rose to infamy as the leader of the Chicago mafia during the Prohibition era.

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

Eliot Ness. 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

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