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Home Al Capone became one of the richest, famous, and most powerful gangsters' leader in Chicago from 1925. He was the fourth of nine children. Al Capone joined the James Street Gang, ran by Johnny Torrio. After Al Capone got expelled from school at 14 years old, Johnny Torrio brought him up to the world of criminals. Al Capone was nicknamed "Scarface" since his left cheek was slashed during a fight.

In 1919, Al Capone got in trouble with the law in New York and so he moved to Chicago to help Johnny Torrio who was working the brothels in Windy City. Torrino trusted him and soon they were the leaders of almost every gang in Chicago. The gangs who didn't want to join them ended up fighting. During a fight Torrio was shot several times and he went to the hospital in 1925. After that he decided to retire and went back to his homeland with 30 million dollars.

Al Capone sold tons of illegal liquor (bootlegs), which was imported from Canada. Al got away from those who wanted to capture him. He did a lot for charities, so no one really cared that he was a criminal since he gave them what they wanted. Al Capone was too powerful and too dangerous to stop that not even the police would get involved in his business.

Finally, Al Capone went into trial for not paying taxes and he was sent to jail. Al spent the last year of his sentence, which had been reduced to six years and five months for a combination of good behavior and work credits, in the hospital section being treated for syphilis. He was released in November of 1939. Mae took him to a hospital in Baltimore where he was treated until March of 1940. He spent the last moment of his life at his Florida mansion until he died, January 25th 1947.