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Today is October 17, the date in 1931 when gangster Al Capone (1899-1947) was convicted of evading income taxes. (In 1927, the U.S. Supreme Court had ruled that the Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination did not protect criminals from paying tax on illegal income.) The following month he was sentenced to eleven years in federal prison, which he served in Atlanta and Alcatraz before being paroled in 1939.
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