Alphonse Gabriel ‘Al’ Capone, was born on 17 January 1899. He attained fame during the Prohibition era as a gangster & the co-founder and boss of the Chicago Outfit. His seven-year reign as crime boss ended when he was 33 years old. The federal authorities became intent on jailing Capone and prosecuted him for tax evasion in 1931, a federal crime and a novel strategy during the era. He was convicted and sentenced to 11 years in federal prison; already showing signs of syphilitic dementia early in his sentence, he became increasingly debilitated before being released after eight years. On January 25, 1947, Capone died of cardiac arrest after suffering a stroke.