|Alphonse Gabriel "Al" Capone - 1931 mug shot|
A notorious gangster who ran an organized crime syndicate in Chicago during the 1920s,
Capone, was both charming and charitable as well as powerful and vicious. He became
an iconic figure of the successful American gangster before being convicted of income tax
evasion and sentenced to 11 years in federal prison. His incarceration included a stay at Alcatraz.
In the final years of Capone's life, his mental and physical health deteriorated due to neurosyphilis.
On January 25, 1947, he died from cardiac arrest following a stroke in Miami Beach, Florida.