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Capone tax evasion trial: Jury finds Chicago mobster guilty on 5 of 22 counts

October 17, 2021

Last of two parts. On October 10, 1931, a Saturday, the prosecution read into the record Al Capone’s admissions to spending $200 to $250 a week in Miami on meat, $3 to $4 a day on bread and cake, $21,550 on furniture and $6,180 on suits in 1925, as well as $3,160 on a Columbus Day party and $4,925 on a Kentucky Derby shindig, both in 1926. His phone bill in Miami totaled $3,141 for 1929 (about $56,500 today). Meanwhile, he sent $15,600 to his church in 1926 and $58,000 to a police and widow’s fund in 1925. Capone also paid ...

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The story of Al Capone and Eliot Ness is headed for Showtime

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The Jimmy Hoffa disappearance: The 46th anniversary

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Recently released FBI documents tie Whitey Bulger to horse race-fixing scheme

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Hoffa’s missing body leads list of top 5 Mob mysteries

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The good and evil of Meyer Lansky

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Dennis Griffin, true crime author who chronicled the Mob in Las Vegas and elsewhere, dies

If there was a hall of fame for true crime authors, Dennis Griffin would be in it. He was a…

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Wife of drug kingpin El Chapo pleads guilty to drug trafficking

Standing in a federal court dressed in a green prison jumpsuit and white face mask, the wife of imprisoned Mexican…

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