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Al Capone Died Today in 1947

Today’s the anniversary of the death of famous Chicago gangster Al Capone — “Scarface.”Al Capone, one of the F.B.I.’s most-wanted criminals in the 1920s and ’30s, was eventually caught and convicted in 1931 of tax evasion.He was released from prison in 1939, after serving about seven and a half years of an eleven-year sentence. By the time he was released from prison Capone was in bad health. His brain was turning to mush as a result of syphilis.