TITLE

How Al Capone Started Slot Clubs

AUTHOR(S)
Geoghegan, Bill
PUB. DATE
April 2008
SOURCE
Hospitality Upgrade;Spring2008, p36
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article features the gambling business of Al Capone in the U.S. He was a renowned personality who was sent to prison in 1931 not for the crimes associated with mob operations such as murder and extortion but for his failure to file and pay taxes on the income he earned from illegal gambling operations. When Frank Wilson, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) special agent, dug up Capone's business dealings. He found that the most commonly used ploys of criminals like Cappone was to engage in a legitimate business that was cash only, no accounts, which is impossible for auditors to authenticate the income and it was made possible by the use of coin-operated gaming and vending machines.
ACCESSION #
31425431

 

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