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Saturday, October 29, 2005

The Onion on Al Capone's Tax Conviction

Funny mock Onion front page from October 19, 1931:

Al Capone's Reign of Tax-Evading Terror Finally Brought to an End; Non-Paying Monster Will Prowl City's Loopholes No Longer; Chicagoans Relieved as Feds Out Stop to "Scarface" Al's String of Brutal Non-Filings:

Al Capone, whose tax evasion has held Chicago in a grip of terror for over a decade, was finally convicted of five counts of first-degree neglect to File Form 1040 in federal court today.  The arrest ends a ruthless string of tax evading which has resulted in the loss of several hundred dollars in federal revenue....

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