May 4, 1932

On May 4, 1932, mobster Al Capone, began serving an eleven-year prison sentence for tax evasion in Atlanta, Georgia. The police and prosecuting attorneys weren’t able to prosecute Capone for the brothels he ran, for the illegal liquor he sold, nor for the murders he committed, but they were easily able to put him in jail for the taxes he didn’t pay on the money he made illegally. It turns out that auditors and CPAs are more dangerous to the Mafia than bullets and tear-gas.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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