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Al Capone's trial would result in eight years in the federal penitentiary...

Item # 658783

October 07, 1931


* Al 'Scarface' Capone - gangster - mob boss
* Famous tax evasion trial begins
* Best title to be had - very rare as such

The front page has a six column headline on the beginning of the two-week long trial of notorious gangster Al "Scarface" Capone: "U. S. to Begin Its Capone Evidence Today" with related subheads. More on page 3 with related illustration. Two related photos are on the back page. (see)
This was one of the most famous criminal trials of the 20th century, and certainly of the Prohibition era.
Al Capone was the head of the most profitable crime syndicate of his era and mastermind of the 1929 "St. Valentine's Day Massacre." He seemed above the law, however in the end Capone would be brought to justice & serve jail time not for murder, extortion, or bootlegging, but for failing to pay his income tax.
When it comes to gangsters, organized crime, and the nefarious activities born out of the Prohibition and Great Depression eras, no city is more in the forefront of our minds than Chicago - and what better newspaper can be found than the Chicago Tribune, self-proclaimed to be "The World's Greatest Newspaper".
Complete in 42 pages, this is the "rag edition" printed on very high quality newsprint meant for institutional holdings. In great condition as such, 4 small binding holes at the blank spine.

Category: The 20th Century