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UPI Almanac for Saturday, April 19, 2014

UPI Almanac for Saturday, April 19, 2014

UPI Almanac for Saturday, April 19, 2014
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Feb. 14, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Jan. 17, 2014.
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U.S.: Liberty Reserve case no comment on e-currency exchangers

NEW YORK, May 29 (UPI) -- Charging seven men with running a $6 billion online money-laundering business is not an indictment of all digital currency exchangers, U.S. officials said.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, April 19, 2013.
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Piazza to perform with Miami Ballet

Piazza to perform with Miami Ballet

MIAMI, April 3 (UPI) -- Former baseball catcher Mike Piazza will make his debut with the Miami City Ballet in May in a non-dancing role, the ballet company announced Wednesday.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013.
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Maduro: Regime may take 'forceful actions'

CARACAS, Venezuela, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro warned the opposition to stop confronting the Chavez-less government or the regime might take "forceful actions."

Capone's armored Cadillac up for sale

PLYMOUTH, Mich., July 28 (UPI) -- Al Capone's green and black Cadillac touring car was among the items on the block Saturday at a Michigan auction.
Former Capone hangout for sale on eBay

Former Capone hangout for sale on eBay

FOX LAKE, Ill., May 3 (UPI) -- An Illinois building that once served as a weekend retreat for infamous gangster Al Capone is being sold on eBay with a starting bid of $2 million.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, April 19, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012.
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Capone's gun up for auction

LONDON, June 20 (UPI) -- A London auction house said a nickel-plated revolver once belonging to infamous gangster Al Capone is expected to sell for $80,000 to $112,000.
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Al Capone
The old Lexington Hotel, the once-notorious South Side brothel and hangout of mobster Al Capone, will undergo an $8 million renovation to house foreign diplomats attending the 1992 World’s Fair. Edward H. Palmer, the building’s manager, said they plan to turn the 92-year old, 10-story building into 160 unit apartments for the fair. (UPI Photo/Ray Foli/Files)
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Alphonse Gabriel "Al" Capone (January 17, 1899 – January 25, 1947) was an American gangster who led a Prohibition-era crime syndicate. The Chicago Outfit, which subsequently became known as the "Capones", was dedicated to smuggling and bootlegging liquor, and other illegal activities such as prostitution, in Chicago from the early 1920s to 1931.

Born in Brooklyn, New York to Italian immigrants, Capone became involved with gang activity at a young age after being expelled from school at age 14. In his early twenties, he moved to Chicago to take advantage of a new opportunity to make money smuggling illegal alcoholic beverages into the city during Prohibition. He also engaged in various other criminal activities, including bribery of government figures and prostitution. Despite his illegitimate occupation, Capone became a highly visible public figure. He made various charitable endeavors using the money he made from his activities, and was viewed by many to be a "modern-day Robin Hood".

Capone was publicly criticized for his involvement in the Saint Valentine's Day Massacre, when seven rival gang members were executed. Capone was convicted on federal charges of tax evasion, and sentenced to federal prison. His incarceration included a term at the new Alcatraz federal prison. In the final years of Capone's life, he suffered mental and physical deterioration due to late-stage neurosyphilis, which he had contracted as a youth. On January 25, 1947, he died from cardiac arrest after suffering a stroke.

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