CRIME: Caponed Chicken

Last week the relentless forces of the Federal Government were closer than ever before to an inevitable show-down with Chicago's Alphonse ("Scarface Al") Capone. Out on appeal from a six-month sentence for contempt of Federal Court (TIME, March 9), Capone was arrested for Federal income tax evasion, released on $50,000 bond.

The newest Capone indictment contains 21 counts, chief of which is that during the years 1924-29 he failed to make returns on a known income of $1,038,654. Were he convicted on all counts, Public Enemy Capone would face a fine of $80,000, 32 years imprisonment.

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