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Even though he died at the age of 48, Alphonso Capone, or Al, has a legacy that continues to rock both law enforcement and the criminal worlds. As a pugnacious felon hellbent on making a name for himself, the Brooklyn high school drop out moved to Chicago in the early 20s in the heyday of prohibition to make his money at bootleg liquor and the coquettish ways of the ladies of the night. He made bank while he was running things, but he died with a net worth of $1,196,562,500.
Despite all the accusations and incriminations that the police authorities and Federal Agents hurled at the gangster, Capone only succumbed to incarceration on a tax evasion charge. Before he got tossed in the Alcatraz slammer, Capone had a glib tongue and rye wit with the media that kept his public image in Chicago area on the positive side. But his PR stock started to slide post the February 14, 1929 Valentine's Massacre. Members of an opposing gang got in the way of a barrage of bullets that many knew to be at the behest of Al.
Capone was way ahead of the curve when it came to cars. Al one of his Cadillacs was outfitted with state-of-the-day bullet proof glass – just in case something untoward were to happen. The Caddy also had tires that could run even when riddled with bullets. The coolest feature was the installation of a police siren. In those days when you heard a police siren, you just got out of the way. United States Treasury agents eventually seized that Caddy with the cool features. It was so well done that President Franklin D. Roosevelt adopted it as one of his limousines in the White House car pool.
Capone managed to successfully serve his 11-year Federal sentence with most of the time being served at Alcatraz. But a bout with neurosyphilis eroded his ability to regain any assemblage of power or control over his old mob. He retired to a home in Florida and eventually pasted away babbling about communist and Bugs Moran.