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Verdict in United States of America v. Alphonse Capone, October 17, 1931


Verdict in United States of America v. Alphonse Capone, October 17, 1931; Records of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division at Chicago, Consolidated Criminal Case File 22852 and 23232/22852; Records of the District Courts of the United States; Record Group 21; National Archives.

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.
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