CRIME: Tax Weapon

Federal prosecution for income tax evasion has become a sharp Governmental weapon against irregularities of men of high and low degree. 'Legger Alphonse ("Scarface Al") Capone is now serving eleven years at Atlanta for tax evasion. Bankster Charles Edwin Mitchell is awaiting trial on similar charges. Last week the weapon was used against a $700-a-month marriage license clerk in Manhattan and against a potent Chicago Democrat.

Clerk. Inquisitor Samuel Seabury unearthed, while delving into New York City scandals, that Deputy City Clerk James J. McCormick, Tammany figure, had illegally collected $69,000...

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