Al Capone Trial (1931)

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By Alexander Wichmann
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The Al Capone trial is popular because Capone wasn’t convicted for his
numerous crimes of racketeering or bootlegging, but simply for not paying
his income tax. The prosecution claimed that Capone had people within his
business begin paying off jurors in order to keep Capone one the streets with
his gambling ‘ring’ and other crimes to grow his bootlegging business. Upon
entering the courtroom, the prosecution listed the fact that Capone hadn’t
paid his taxes for many years and had been breaking the federal law for a
while. The fact of the matter was that no matter how Capone was making his
money, that you still have to pay your taxes. The defense the other hand, only
had one way to defend Capone which was the fact that he had lost countless
amounts of money due to his gambling addiction during those times which
would have met if not surpassed his debt to the federal government. Capone
though was ultimately found guilty on the charges of tax evasion and was
sentenced to prison. Capone though only served eight years until he was
released.
APA Citation- Linder, D. (n.d.). The Trial of Al Capone (1931): An Account.
UMKC School of Law. Retrieved December 4, 2012, from
http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials
APA Citation- Linder, D.
(n.d.). The Trial of Al
Capone (1931): An
Account. UMKC School of
Law. Retrieved December
4, 2012, from
http://law2.umkc.edu/fa
culty/projects/ftrials
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APA Citation- Linder, D. (n.d.). The Trial of Al Capone (1931): An Account. UMKC
School of Law. Retrieved December 4, 2012, from
http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials
Al Capone - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (n.d.). Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Retrieved December 6, 2012, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Capone
FBI — Al Capone. (n.d.). FBI — Homepage. Retrieved December 6, 2012, from
http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/history/famous-cases/al-capone

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