of Alphonse Capone following his 1930 arrest on
charges of tax evasion
indicted for income tax
various violations of the Volstead
Facing overwhelming evidence, his
attorneys made a plea deal, but the
presiding judge warned he might not
follow the sentencing
recommendation from the prosecution,
so Capone withdrew his plea of
guilty. Attempting to bribe and
intimidate the potential jurors, his
plan was discovered by Ness's men. The
(jury pool) was then switched with one
from another case, and Capone
was stymied. Following a long trial,
he was found guilty on some income
tax evasion counts (the Volstead Act
violations were dropped). The
judge gave him an eleven-year sentence
along with heavy fines, and
liens were filed against his various
properties. His appeal was denied.
Archives, Image of Jury
Verdict in the Capone Trial
Cases: Alphonse Capone
Files on Al Capone
TV Crime Library, "Al Capone --
Made in America"
Capone's Tax Trial and Downfall
Al Capone--Scarface (Arts &
(Bill Harris, director)(2005).
Bergreen, Laurence. Capone: The Man and the
Grant, Robert and
Katz, Joseph. The
Great Trials of the Twenties
Al and the Crime Crusaders
(Southern Illinois Univ. Press, 1993).
The Life and World of Al Capone
(G. P. Putnam, 1971).
Ross, Robert. The
Trial of Al
(R. Ross, 1933).
Robert J. Mr.
Capone: The Real - And Complete- Story
of Al Capone
Frank. The Man
Who Got Al Capone
Karen L. The Trial
of Gangster Al Capone
(young adult book)(