“WISH TO INFORM YOU THAT AL CAPONE IS USING THE COUNTY JAIL FOR HIS LIQUOR BUSINESS AND TRANSACTS FROM THERE POSSIBLY AS MUCH IF NOT MORE THAN HE USED TO AT HIS OLD HEADQUARTERS…”
Telegram, 12/2/1931File Unit: Records Relating to the Prosecution of Alphonse Capone, 1929 - 1932. Series: Records Relating to Legal Precedents, 1929 - 1983. Record Group 118: Records of U.S. Attorneys, 1821 - 1994This telegram was sent to the U.S. District Attorney, detailing Al Capone’s activities in Cook County jail after his conviction for income tax evasion on October 17, 1931. An official inquiry and investigation was made after this telegram and other information was received.