Al Capone's second cousin believes she knows where the missing millions of the gangster are stowed away, but revealed that he couldn't tell anyone the exact locations, because syphilis treatments make him & # 39; crazy & # 39; made.
Deirdre Capone, 79, believes that there is still more than $ 100 million hidden in hidden houses, secret underground vaults, and containers between different areas.
She claims that the Chicago Outfit crime boss, who she just knew as & # 39; Uncle Al & # 39; and someone who dressed as Santa Claus, put the money aside for the family.
Told the businesswoman The sun how she spent a large part of her life searching for the fortune, but no longer had the money to look further.
She does not believe there is money in Chicago, a theory promoted by an empty vault found in 1986, but says that Al Capone has stored it in countless security boxes.
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Deirdre Capone, 79, the second cousin of crime boss Al Capone believes she knows where the gangster has hidden more than $ 100 million
She remembered him as & # 39; uncle Al & # 39; a man who dressed as Santa Claus (left) and taught her how to make spaghetti sauce. To this day, she is convinced that he was not a bad man and more a victim of the circumstance
Deirdre Capone lists some of the places that she believes may contain millions of gangsters, including locations in Canada and Arkansas, a hidden home in Wisconsin, and more
These can be meeting places in Hot Springs, Arkansas and Moose Jaw, Canada, along with one of the secret properties she only knows in Wisconsin.
& # 39; It is not known that my uncle had property in Wisconsin, but I was there, I have often experienced it & # 39 ;, Capone told the sun.
She claims that part of the fortune was held in Cuba, but insists that her & # 39; smart & # 39; uncle would have spread the money all over America.
Capone said: & # 39; I tried to do from my perspective what I could do to find the money, but I don't have the means, I don't have legal means. & # 39;
The gangster, who is nicknamed & # 39; Scarface & # 39; received money by various illegal means due to a prominent marker left of his face through an altercation.
This included the distribution of alcohol during the prohibition era, brothels, gambling rings, money laundering and more during the 1920s.
The media then called him & # 39; Public Enemy No.1 & # 39; after he was linked to the massacre on Valentine's Day where seven gang members were left dead.
He was later imprisoned for tax evasion in 1932, initially detained in a prison in Georgia before being moved to Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary off the coast of San Francisco, California.
Al Capone after his arrest by the Chicago police in 1931 (above), which would result in a six-month prison sentence for disdain in court
A police car stood outside Al Capone's house in the 1920s, which was located at 7244 Prairie Avenue in Chicago
His second cousin claims that his behavior and mental health problems changed after being treated for syphilis shortly before he was released.
She said they had taken him to a terminal island in Los Angeles to treat the bacterial infection, but when he returned he was a different man.
Capone said to the sun: & that is the first time you will find any press that Al Capone became angry and violent and that they had to keep him in solitary confinement.
& # 39; And it's because they injected my uncle with mercury because they thought mercury could cure syphilis.
& # 39; If you read Alice (& # 39; s Adventures) in Wonderland, you know what mercury does to the human brain. It causes insanity. That is exactly what happened to my uncle. & # 39;
She explained that her grandfather, Ralph Capone Senior, agreed to give medical staff the & # 39; new treatment & # 39; to try it out on Al Capone.
Part of the Capone family at Al & # 39; s house on Prairie Avenue on Mother's Day 1940. Depicted: Deirdre & great grandmother and Al Capone & # 39; s mother Teresa (back left), Deirdre & # 39; s grandfather Ralph Senior ( rear right), her father Ralph Junior (front left) and baby Deirdre (front right)
During the imprisonment of Al Capone from 1931 – 1939, he served in the then new federal prison of Alcatraz (pictured above in 2001)
Once released, the family gave a & # 39; big party & # 39; before him in November 1939, but he could not remember who relatives were.
Capone added: & # 39; They said that Al would go to his own sister and say "Who are you?" then he went to someone else and then he returned to his sister and said, "Who are you again?"
& # 39; My grandfather knew something was wrong. So they took him and put him in the hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, where he was treated by a psychiatrist. & # 39;
She believes his failing health prevented him from giving details about the locations before he died on January 25, 1946.
He initially suffered from a mini-stroke and pneumonia, but was expected to fully recover until he had another stroke while coming out of the shower.
Al Capone was convicted of federal allegations of tax evasion in 1931 and sentenced to federal prison. The gangster, head of the Chicago Outfit, was to be released on Parole in 1939
Deidre Capone (above) celebrates the birthday of great-uncle Al Capone. She wrote a book about his life and is working on a TV documentary about him
Despite stories of bloodshed and details of the bitter end for everyone who crossed the Chicago Outfit, Deirdre claims that her uncle did not kill anyone.
She attributes his bad image to film footage, including The Untouchables, which she says has a & # 39; very ugly face to the entire prohibition movement & # 39 ;.
Deirdre Capone said to the sun: & Was Al Capone a gangster? Yes, he was. But was he a monster? No he was not.
& # 39; Do we have any evidence that he killed someone? The only thing for which he was convicted was tax evasion.
& # 39; Was there bloodshed? Yes. But I compare the prohibition era with the Wild West in the United States of America.
& # 39; In the wild west. If you rustled someone's cattle or stole someone's wife, a price had to be paid.
& # 39; Al Capone was chosen as the ugly face of Ban, but he was not a monster, he was a good man who did a lot of good. & # 39;
Deidre Capone (photo left, left) with her grandfather Ralph (photo left, right), who admitted to allowing syphilis treatment to her uncle Al Capone. Her father Ralph Jr (photo right, left) died when she was ten years old, the result she says from a crime-related murder to Al Capone (photo right, right)
Deidre Capone believes that portraits of gangsters in film, including The Untouchables (above), caused the death of his uncle
Deidre, who grows up, claims that she was disadvantaged because of her infamous family name.
She remembered that she could not play with other children because of the family, afraid she might become the target of an attack.
When she was 10 years old, she had lost her father to what she claims to be a gang-related murder that has disguised the family as a suicide.
Adulthood is fired from multiple jobs because of her last name and is struggling to support her family who believed they would be taken care of by Al Capone's millions.
Despite the hardships, she keeps memories of her & # 39; Uncle Al & # 39; close to the heart and thinks she grew up in his shadow.
She remembers him as a man who & # 39; knock, knock & # 39; told jokes, taught her how to make spaghetti sauce and gave the wisdom that she still follows today.
Deirdre said: & # 39; I grew up as a Capone and raised with the motto. & # 39;
This was: & # 39; Family is everything, your word is your band and never let your head grow too big for your hat. & # 39;
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