1932 newspaper Chicago Gangster AL CAPONE GoesTo Prison

See Photo- COMPLETE ORIGINAL newspaper, the Charlotte Observer (NC) dated May 4, 1932. Front page heading with news that Chicago gangster AL CAPONE was on his way to begin to serve his prison term at the Federal prison in Atlanta, GEORGIA.

Al Capone, popularly known as "Scarface" Capone, was an infamous Italian-American gangster in the 1920s and 1930s. He began his crime career in Brooklyn before moving to Chicago and becoming Chicago's most notorious crime figure. By the end of the 1920s, the FBI had placed Capone on its most wanted list. Capone's downfall occurred in 1931 when he was indicted and convicted by the Federal Government for income tax evasion

After the Capone family moved to Cicero, IL, a Chicago suburb, Capone took up grunt work with Johnny Torrio's crime outfit and by 1922 Capone was Torrio's second in command, responsible for much of the gambling, alcohol, and prostitution rackets in the city of Chicago. Severely injured in a gangland assassination attempt in 1925, Torrio returned to Italy and and gave the reins of the business to Capone. Capone was notorious during the Prohibition era for his control of the Chicago underworld and his bitter rivalries with gangsters such as Bugs Moran and Hymie Weiss. Raking in vast amounts of money from illegal gambling, prostitution, and alcohol (some estimates
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