Al Capone

Al Capone's trial records published as not-so-gentle tax day reminder

Al Capone's trial records published as not-so-gentle tax day reminder

Syphilitic tax dodger Al Capone retains his tight grip on the imagination of the federal government 70 years after his death, it seems.

With Tax Day fast approaching, the National Archives this week for the first time posted online records from the Outfit boss's famous 1930 trial.

Archive staff confusingly say it's part of a federal "Stress Awareness Month," but you might also consider it a warning of what happens when you fail to file with the Internal Revenue Service.

Capone, of course, was taken down by the taxman after a...

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