Copies of reports and letters from the actual file which summarize the events and activities of the three year investigation of al capone summary report dated december 21, 1933, prepared by special agent frank j wilson at the request of the chief, intelligence unit, bureau of internal revenue,. The early bureau would have been happy to join the fight to take capone down but we needed a federal crime to hang our case on—and the evidence to back it up in those days, racketeering laws weren't what they are today we didn't have jurisdiction over prohibition violations that fell to the bureau of.
In 1929, chicago, il mob boss al capone was at the height of his power as head of the extensive crime organization known as the outfit during most of us's prohibition era (1920-1933), capone oversaw hundreds of brothels, speakeasies, and roadhouses which served as venues for gang-administered gambling,.
Al capone trial (1931) al capone, head of the most profitable crime syndicate of the prohibition era and mastermind of the notorious 1929 valentine's day massacre,seemed above the law in the end, however, capone would be brought to justice not for murder, extortion, or bootlegging, but for failing to pay his income.
Born in 1899 in brooklyn, new york, to poor immigrant parents, al capone went on to become the most infamous gangster in american history in 1920 during the height of prohibition, capone's multi-million dollar chicago operation in bootlegging, prostitution and gambling dominated the organized crime scene capone. Al capone, byname of alphonse capone, also called scarface, (born january 17 , 1899, brooklyn, new york, us—died january 25, 1947, palm island, florida), the most famous american gangster, who dominated organized crime in chicago from 1925 to 1931 capone's parents immigrated to the united. The federal authorities became intent on jailing capone and prosecuted him in 1931 for tax evasion, which was at that time a federal crime and a novel strategy during a highly publicized case, the judge admitted as evidence capone's admissions of his income and unpaid taxes during prior (and ultimately abortive).