MIAMI BEACH (CBSMiami/AP) – The former home of notorious gangster Al Capone was on display Wednesday following an extensive restoration project.
The nearly 90-year-old property where Al Capone died in 1947 is valued at about $5.6 million, according to county property records.
The home had been in a long decline until its recent purchase by a private investor. Miami-based MB America says it will be available for video and photo shoots.
Among those attending the event was Capone’s grandniece, Deidre Marie Capone.
The property, a nine-bedroom mansion on Palm Island, was bought in 1928, during the height of Prohibition. He lived there in declining health for several years after his 1939 release from prison on a tax conviction.
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