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 crime. 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 http://carpenoctem.tv/mafia/acapone.html Wilson, Earl. Capone and Chicago’s Mob History. New York: Penguin Books, 2003.