SEQUELS: Capone's Lawyer

In the 1951 Truman tax scandals, a star performer was chunky, sleek Abraham Teitelbaum, a Chicago lawyer whose clients included the late Al Capone. To a House subcommittee. Teitelbaum shrilled out a fantastic story of how two men had tried to shake him down for $500,000. The "or else": he'd get into "bad tax trouble" if he didn't pay. Last week in Chicago, a federal court jury found him guilty of evading $135,060 in income taxes.


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