The Internal Revenue Service is granting access to documents related to the successful prosecution of Chicago's Prohibition Era ganglord Al Capone, according to an announcement on the IRS.gov website.
Records were released after a Freedom of Information request for a copy of Special Agent Frank Wilson's report to Elmer Irey triggered a review of the Capone case files. IRS officials reviewed the documents for compliance with confidentiality requirements and decided that the reports could be made available to the public "principally because Capone never filed a tax return."
The website includes five documents:
- Letter dated July 8, 1931.
- Letter dated March 27, 1931.
- Letter dated April 8, 1931.
- Summary Report dated Dec. 21, 1933.
- Report Excerpt Related to Capone.