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Friday, February 14, 2014

Criminal Justice Quote: Al Capone's Mansion

     The home of the most notorious gangsters in American history could be yours--provided you can meet the asking price of more than $8 million….The Miami Beach waterfront home of Al Capone is back on the market, approximately six months after it was purchased for $7.4 million.

     Capone bought the home for $40,000 in 1928 after being forced to leave his former stomping grounds of Chicago and Los Angeles. He is said to have plotted the 1929 St. Valentine's Day Massacre, in which seven members of a rival Chicago gang were murdered after being lured into an ambush disguised as a liquor [delivery at a Chicago gangster's garage].

     Capone spent his final years at the Palm Island mansion after serving eight years in federal prison for tax evasion. He died in 1947….After extensive restoration work, the house was put back on the market in 2011….

"Make an Offer: Al Capone's Miami Mansion Goes on the Market," Fox News, February 9, 2014 

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