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THE MOB MUSEUM UNVEILS NEW ARTIFACTS TIED TO AL CAPONE

Key Evidence and Records from Famous T-Men Case Now on Display

LAS VEGAS (JULY 2017) – The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement has unveiled new artifacts highlighting the law enforcement work of the famous T-Men, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Special Intelligence Unit. The collection, an expansion of the popular “Follow the Money” exhibit, showcases key artifacts from the highly publicized trial of Al Capone, including the final memo detailing the case against the notorious mobster. The pieces can now be viewed on the Museum’s third floor.

Legendary T-Men agent Mike Malone and the director of the Special Intelligence Unit, Elmer Irey, were key players in multiple high-profile criminal cases. In April of 2015, The Mob Museum unveiled an exhibit honoring the men’s achievements and the work of the Special Intelligence Unit. The original exhibit, “Follow the Money,” features letters, photographs, documents and one-of-a-kind historic objects from the men and their families. The newly added artifacts offer a further glimpse into the fascinating T-Men investigations that brought down some of the country’s most nefarious criminals. The updated “Follow the Money” exhibit includes:

  • NEW: Final memo on Capone case – original 60-page document detailing the tax evasion case against Al Capone
  • NEW: Mike Malone’s handwritten notes from the Al Capone trial
  • NEW: Mike Malone’s handcuffs

Also included in the exhibit:

  • Elmer Irey’s agency credentials
  • Malone’s Smith & Wesson revolver
  • President Franklin Roosevelt’s personal letter of praise to Irey
  • A personal letter of gratitude from Charles Lindbergh for the Intelligence Unit’s efforts to track down his child’s kidnappers
  • The cigar ashtray from the Intelligence Unit’s New York City office
  • A copy of the Washington Evening Star newspaper honoring Irey’s retirement

The new artifacts are now permanently on display in the “Follow the Money” exhibit.

Photos of the new artifacts can be found here.

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM

The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides a world-class, interactive journey through true stories—from the birth of the Mob to today’s headlines. The Mob Museum offers a provocative, contemporary look at these topics through more than 2,000 artifacts and immersive storylines. Whether you like it or not, this is American history. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 U.S. Museums,” USA Today’s “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times, one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine and “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine. The Mob Museum has been awarded accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded U.S. museums. Admission is $23.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for online purchase, children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for up-to-date operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734or visit themobmuseum.org. Connect on Facebook at facebook.com/themobmuseum.org or Twitter @themobmuseum.