Al Caopne's Wisconsin hideout sold for 2.6M dollars

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London, Oct 9 (ANI): Chicago mobster Al Capone's former hideout in northern Wisconsin, US, has been auctioned off for 2.3 million dollars.

Margie Schull of the Sawyer County Sheriff's Department said the property was bought by the Chippewa Valley Bank, which was the sole bidder at the at the auction, held on the steps of the county courthouse on Thursday, reports the Daily Express.

The sprawling 407-acre estate consists of Capone's stone house and watch towers.

Capone, nicknamed "Scarface", led a crime syndicate dedicated to smuggling and bootlegging of liquor and other illegal activities during the Prohibition Era of the 1920s and 1930s, when consumption was alcohol was banned in the country. (ANI)

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