The accountant and Al Capone

The story of how forensic accounting brought down one of America’s most famous gangsters. Al Capone famously said that “you can get more with a kind word and a gun than with a kind word alone”, but when it came to catching him, all it took was diligent and skilled forensic accounting, explains Tristan Yelland.

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