CRIME: U. S. v. Gangs

"Alphonse Capone," said a Federal attorney in Chicago last week, "in Indictment 22,852 you are charged with attempting to evade and defeat your income taxes. Do you plead guilty or not guilty?"

"Guilty," muttered Gangster Capone.

"Indictment 23,256 charges you with conspiracy to violate the national Prohibition Act. How do you plead, guilty or not guilty?"

"Guilty," mumbled the porcine racketeer. Having thus made himself liable to 34 years imprisonment and $90,000 in fines arising from charges brought during the previous fortnight (TIME, June 15, 22), Public Enemy Capone...

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