Capone’s Belongings Go for at Least $3 Million at Auction

Al Capone may have died nearly 75 years ago but it's clear interest in the infamous Chicago gangster is very much alive.

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FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2021 file photo, Brian Witherell displays a Colt .45-caliber pistol that once belonged to mob boss Al Capone, at Witherell's Auction House in Sacramento, Calif. The infamous Chicago gangster may have died nearly 75 years ago, but it's clear interest in him is very much alive after some of his prized possessions were auctioned off over the weekend for at least $3 million. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
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CHICAGO (AP) — Al Capone may have died nearly 75 years ago but it’s clear interest in the infamous Chicago gangster is very much alive after some of his prized possessions were auctioned off over the weekend for at least $3 million. The Chicago Tribune reports that Capone’s family sold several of his belongings, including what was billed as his favorite gun, at auction in California, where his three surviving granddaughters live. The event, called…

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