The Internal Revenue Service has made available records from one of its most famous legal cases of all time, the tax evasion prosecution of Chicago gangster Al Capone in 1931.
That year, the Bureau of Internal Revenue's Intelligence Unit completed an investigation of Capone that led to a conviction for tax evasion. The mobster ended up with an 11-year sentence, although he ultimately served only six-and-a-half years because of good behavior. The case was dramatized in the movie, "The Untouchables," in which Prohibition agent Eliot Ness worked with Treasury and Internal Revenue agents to build a case against Capone.
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