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04/05/1932 Al Capone begins his eleven-year prison sentence for tax evasion

Al Capone was an American mobster, crime boss, and businessman who attained notoriety during the Prohibition era as the co-founder and boss of the Chicago Outfit. After the Saint Valentine's Day Massacre, in which seven gang rivals were murdered in broad daylight, the federal authorities became intent on jailing him and prosecuted him in 1931 for tax evasion. Capone was convicted and sentenced to 11 years in federal prison.


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