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Organized Crime / Capone #896453

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 21, 2008
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Washington: Pete Williams) The story of how notorious gangster Al Capone was brought down by the IRS presented; historical footage shown; scenes shown of the IRS vault containing the Capone records; details given of techniques devised by the IRS’s Frank Wilson, including investigating brothels and Capone’s spending habits. [IRS criminal division chief Eileen MAYER†- comments on obstacles to proving Capone was evading taxes; notes the increase in tax receipts after his conviction.] [Author Jonathan EIG††- notes the government was unsure about its case.]

Williams, Brian;
Williams, Pete

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