What Crime Was Al Capone Convicted Of?

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The notorious American gangster Al Capone committed a litany of crimes, but it was a tax evasion charge that finally brought him down, leading to a prison sentence of 11 years that he served starting in 1932. Capone was already sufferi

Though he lacked the mental capacity to commit crimes after he was released from prison, Capone's pre-prison life of crime was prolific. He and his gang were responsible for numerous incidents of violence, racketeering and, perhaps most importantly, di