CHICAGO (CBS) — Decades after the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, notorious Chicago’s criminal Al Capone went on trial today, sort of.
CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports from the newspaper girl, to the outfits of the time, it was an event.READ MORE: Mother Has Questions After Police Shoot, Kill Man They Say Was Wielding Knife In Englewood
“We’ve gone all out on this event,” said attorney Bob Clifford, playing the role of Capone.
Clifford even added a facial scar.
“They took it very seriously and they took a lot of time out of their regular jobs,” said Steven Weiss, the trial’s director.
The American Bar Association staged “The Trial of Al Capone” for his alleged role in the St. Valentine’s Day massacre in 1929. The trial is fiction.
“He went to prison for tax evasion not the St Valentine’s Day Massacre,” Weiss said. “He was never charged here.”