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.

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 -- 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.

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

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

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.

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