It was accountants who brought down Chicago crime boss Al Capone.
Although he was believed to be guilty of everything from bootlegging to murder, he was ultimately arrested and convicted of tax evasion and later sentenced to 11 years in federal prison, ending his control of the Chicago underworld.
The breakthrough came thanks to a forensic investigation of the figures by special agent Frank J. Wilson, a former accountant, who reviewed some two million documents just to build the case. This in part paved the way for the profession of forensic accountants.
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