Throughout the next years, Capone met with increasing pressure from law enforcement agencies and from outside crime operations. Capone was under the age of 21, and his parents had to consent in writing to the marriage.
He consolidated much of the gamblingprostitution, liquor and extortion rackets in the city and brought them under his control. The disease, however, had merely gone underground, as is the case with Syphilis, and formed a gradually-increasing dementia which is likely one of the causes for Capone's frequent outbursts of violence, for which he became notorious Bergreen, There were no bribes and no amenities at Alcatraz.
In NovemberCapone was convicted of tax evasion and sentenced to eleven years in federal prison.
Timely use of Salvarsan probably could have cured the infection, but he apparently never sought treatment. Cermak winning the mayoral election on April 6, It was around that time that he started playing hooky and hanging out at the Brooklyn docks.
The forced shut down, plus the confiscation of all that was found, severely hurt Capone's business—and his pride. Upon his death, The New York Times said of Al Capone that he was "the symbol of a shameful era, the monstrous symptom of a disease which was eating into the conscience of America.
He was later released from jail for good behavior, but was put on the America's "Most Wanted" list, which publicly humiliated a mobster who so desperately wanted to be regarded as a worthy man of the people.
The jury returned an indictment against Capone that was kept secret until the investigation was complete for the years to However, upon his arrival, hospital administration refused to treat him due to his reputation and he was barred from the premises.