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Al Capone Beer Wars

  • Aired: 10/02/2011
  • 05:04
  • Rating: NR
In the summer of 1926, Al Capone grows in notoriety as the gang violence of Chicago escalates. The federal government announces that illegal income is taxable. Capone does not file an income tax return, telling the IRS he has too little to claim. In 1931 he is indicted for income tax evasion. His trial sets off a media frenzy.
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Gang violence of Chicago's bootleggers escalates
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