Al Capone Powerpoint

Presentation by Miss Irvine
 Born on January 17, 1899
 Has two nicknames:
 Al (to shorten his name)
 Scarface
 insulted a woman while working the door at a Brooklyn
night club - was attacked by her brother Frank Gallucio.
 Alphonse Gabriel Capone was born in the Brooklyn
borough of New York.
 Parents were Gabriele and Teresina Capone.
 They were immigrants from Italy
 He was one of 9 children
 Started with small-time gangs that included the Junior
Forty Thieves and the Bowery Boys.
 Capone joined the Brooklyn Rippers and then the powerful
Five Points Gang based in Lower Manhattan.
 Yale insisted that Capone apologize to Gallucio, and later
Capone hired the cutter as a bodyguard!!!
 When photographed, Capone hid the scarred left side of
his face. He said the injuries were war wounds
 On December 30, 1918, Capone married Mae Josephine
Coughlin, an Irish Catholic
 Earlier that month, Mae had given birth to their first
son. As Capone was under the age of 21, his parents
had to consent to the marriage in writing.
 After following a mentor from New York, he became a
part of The Chicago Outfit
 Brother Salvatore Capone was involved in The Chicago
Outfit as well
 The mentor that he followed from New York was
Capone’s closest ally – Johnny Torrio
 Main rival gang was the North Side Gang lead by
Dean O'Banion
 It is believed Capone ordered the 1929 Saint
Valentine's Day Massacre in the Lincoln Park
neighborhood on Chicago's North Side. Details of the
killing of the seven victims in a garage at 2122 North
Clark Street.No one was ever brought to trial for the
 Capone could never been officially connected to any violent crime in all
the years within the mob
 In 1931 Capone was indicted for income tax evasion and various
violations of the Volstead Act (Prohibition). His attorneys made a plea
deal, but the presiding judge warned he might not follow the
sentencing recommendation from the prosecution. Capone withdrew
his plea of guilty.
 After being released from jail in 1946, his physician
and a Baltimore psychiatrist performed examinations
and concluded that Capone then had the mental
capability of a 12-year-old child because he has
contracted neurosyphilis.
 On January 21, 1947, Capone had a stroke. He regained
consciousness and started to improve but contracted
pneumonia on January 24. He suffered a fatal cardiac
arrest the next day. He died in his home in Miami
Beach, Florida, surrounded by his family
 Houghton, Darryl. “The Notorious Capone.” Chicago’s
Gangs. Ed Melissa Fleming. New York: Penguin Books,
2003. Pages 24 – 45.
 Pisher, Mark. “Alphonse ‘Scarface Al’ Capone
(1899-1947) Chicago Crime Leader .” Seize the
Night. Nd. ONLINE October 16th 2011
 Wilson, Earl. Capone and Chicago’s Mob History. New
York: Penguin Books, 2003.

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