On This Day in 1931 Al Capone was Convicted of Tax Evasion

Al Capone Born On This Day in 1899

On this day in 1931 Al Capone was convicted of tax evasion following a four-day trial in Chicago. While Capone’s original jury had been bribed by his underlings, the presiding federal trial judge switched the jury at the last minute. Capone’s close associate Paul Ricca was quoted explaining that Capone had to go away for a while, for the benefit of the organization.