*As I also mentioned, there is a limit to the number of cases the DOJ shysters and the court system can practically handle every year. Do you want to seeMessage 1 of 2 , Aug 8, 2010View SourceAs I also mentioned, there is a limit to the number of cases the DOJ shysters and the court system can practically handle every year.
Do you want to see something ironic?
Modern Day Re-TrialThe Palmer house ballroom, August 5 & 6, 1990.The American Bar association revisited Capone's income tax trial with lawyers and by modern standards of law, he was found not guilty. His defense back then centered on his gambling habits which found him no sympathy. Today his lawyers would have gotten him off by demanding that the Government prove specifically that he received any monies and that even if they could prove that he did, they would also have to show that he knowingly did not pay his income tax. In the 1920's, less than 10 percent of the people in the United States had to file returns.
Capone was charged with 22 counts and convicted on five, three of which were felonies under the 1926 law, but all of which were older than three years.
See also this, about how but for a technicality, Capone could have been released in 1933. http://www.drbilllong.com/CurrentEventsVI/CaponeIV.html
=========================On Sun, Aug 8, 2010 at 4:20 PM, dave <dwissel@...> wrote:
Right on Bob and Frog!!
A couple years back I investigated the total numbers and figured the odds on prosecution are equivalent to getting hit by lightning. Actually…the odds for a lightning strike are better. If the truth be known that the IRS only forwards a snippet of people over to the DOJ for ‘prostitution’, more people would take the chance. However ….there is still the advertising-marketing genius of the Al Capone trial that established the myth that if you don’t pay taxes, you go to jail. Every year it’s easy to keep the myth alive for the “information officer’s” [yes…that’s the name] of the IRS release press releases just around tax time of a few select sacrificial “non virgins.” [Notice….they have a greed element in the cases…hence not innocent virgins.]
Side Note: Think of the genius behind that move on Al Capone….I imagine Taft [aka former President Taft] or his cronies who’s established the 16th amendment as a tax on the national government….offered the idea that two birds could be killed with one stone: Get rid of Al Capone and use the notoriety of the trial as marketing genius to convince others they had better pay their share or be equivalent to a gangster. Clever eh???