Biography - Al Capone: The Untouchable Legend
Al Capone: The Untouchable Legend is a one-hour biography of the most notorious gangster in history. His exploits in the early part of the century have inspired authors, journalists and filmmakers. Myths have always been woven around the figure of Al Capone. Born in Brooklyn, he began his career in crime as protege to New York underworld boss Frankie Yale in the early 1920s, and then moved to Chicago where he made himself a multi-millionaire from the protection business, gambling, brothels, and speakeasies. He is most infamous for planning the massacre of seven members of a rival gang on Valentines Day in 1929. This was also the year the Justice Department named Eliot Ness to form a special crime-busting squad which came to be known as The Untouchables. In 1931 Alphonse Capone was convicted on income tax evasion and began an eleven year sentence in the Federal Prison on Alcatraz Island. Capone died in 1947 and is buried in Chicagos Mount Carmel Cemetery.