CRIME: Who Wouldn't Be Worried?

Flashlamps fizzed in Chicago's crowded Federal Court last week. Guards banged shut the doors. Beginning was the decisive battle in the Federal Government's long campaign to put Alphonse ("Scarface" to strangers; "Snorkey" to friends) Capone in prison. For three years the Government had waged its campaign, spent over $195,000 on it. For almost as long Gangster Capone had been trying to sidestep charges that he failed to pay a Federal tax on $1,038,654 income during the years 1924—29. Now Scarface Snorkey was on trial.

The Judge was...

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