In June 1930, after an exhaustive investigation by the federal government, notorious Chicago gangster Al Capone was indicted for income tax evasion. During a highly publicized trial, the prosecution documented Capone�s lavish spending and proof that Capone was aware of his obligation to pay federal income tax but failed to do so. After nearly 9 hours of deliberation, the jurors found Capone guilty of three felonies and two misdemeanors. Capone was sentenced to serve 11 years in prison and to pay $80,000 in fines and court costs.
Court Document and above paragraph is from the Library of Congress
And Al Capone was infamous as being credited with the following Famous Elimination of Rivals-
ST. VALENTINE’S DAY MASSACRE
A commercial garage on the north side of Chicago was the setting for the most horrific shooting in Mob history, the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. On February 14, 1929, seven members and associates of George “Bugs” Moran’s bootlegging gang were lined up against a wall and shot dead inside the garage at 2122 North Clark Street. Al Capone’s Chicago Outfit was widely suspected of ordering the hit, but no one was ever prosecuted. When the garage was slated for demolition in 1967, entrepreneur George Patey recovered the bricks from the wall. Three hundred of those bricks are on display here.
But, what brought the Gangster Al Capone down?
Many knowingly try it, many are caught!
You willing to risk spending a big chunk of your life in a Federal Prison? Tax Evasion will sure get you there when YOU’RE caught. And Uncle Sam will send out folks to snap up any funds OWE! And like a Time Machine, they’ll go back and grab that Ass FROM whenever you began your Tomfoolery.
Individuals who think that they are smarter than the U.S. Government are always doing TAX EVASION and they never think that they will get caught. It still happens. People are still caught in their own selfish lust for more money than the Laws require an Individual to pay. No, it’s THE LAW that they are Breaking when they engage in unfair and dishonest Activities. And they think that they’ll never get Caught. That they are Above The Law. But. They do get caught. Accidentally do this? No, they deliberately try to Cheap the U.S. Government and therefore they Cheap all of us too by Not Paying their fair share of Taxes. Is this fair to US? No, absolutely not! And all need to be caught and Tried and Put in Prison.
National Archives and Records Administration
“The income tax law is a lot of bunk. The government can’t
collect legal taxes from illegal money.”
–Attributed to Al CaponeOn April 23, 1930, the Chicago Crime Commission issued its first Public Enemies List; there were 28 names on it, and Al Capone’s was the first. Capone headed an enormous crime organization that netted huge profits from the illegal liquor trade and he became a legendary symbol of the violent gangsterism of the Prohibition era.
Al Capone, 1930
(National Archives, Still Picture Branch,
For years Capone remained immune to prosecution for his criminal activities. In June 1930, after an exhaustive investigation by the federal government, Capone was indicted for income tax evasion. One of the most notorious criminals of the 20th century–the man held most responsible for the bloody lawlessness of Prohibition-era Chicago–was imprisoned for tax evasion.
The trial was highly publicized. Hollywood celebrity Edward G. Robinson, who had portrayed a Capone-like character in the movie “Little Caesar,” attended 1 day to observe the gangster role model, Capone. The names, addresses, and occupations of the 12 jurors who decided the case and signed this verdict were printed in Chicago newspapers. To reduce the chances of jury tampering, the judge tried to keep the trial as short as possible and confined the jury at night.
During the trial, the prosecution documented Capone’s lavish spending, evidence of a colossal income. The government also submitted proof that Capone was aware of his obligation to pay federal income tax but failed to do so. After nearly 9 hours of deliberation, the jurors found Capone guilty of three felonies and two misdemeanors, relating to his failure to pay and/or file his income taxes between 1925 and 1929. Judge Wilkerson sentenced Al Capone to serve 11 years in prison and to pay $80,000 in fines and court costs.
Verdict in United States of America v. Alphonse Capone, October 17, 1931You can also see a high-resolution image of the verdict, which includes the signatures of the 12 jurors (118K JPEG).
Records relating to the prosecution of Al Capone are at NARA’s Great Lakes Region (Chicago). They are in criminal case files of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
National Archives and Records Administration
Last updated: May 22, 1997
Well, there you have it about one of the most famous Gangsters in American History-Al Capone. And the Movies about Al Capone seem endless. But what brought him down?
And this is a very, very serious Crime and very dubious individuals attempt to mimic Al Capone thinking they too will never get Caught. But the TAX MAN COMETH to get these Law Breakers all the time. If you know someone actively Evading Taxes, Cheating the Government or engaged in Crime or Organized Crime-
REPORT THEM IMMEDIATELY!
DON’T GO TO PRISON FOR SOMEONE ELSE!
1st One to Report a Crime gets the Best Deal?
Might even get a Big REWARD!