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,
or bootlegging, but for failing to pay his income tax. Credit for
his conviction is due less to Elliot Ness and The Untouchables than to
the dogged work of Bureau of Revenue investigator Frank Wilson and a
clever surprise pulled by a federal judge, James Wilkerson....