That's How They Got Al Capone But Scientology Maybe Not - 2012-07-22
Many years ago, through a peculiar set of circumstances, I found myself sitting in the waiting room of an IRS Criminal Investigation office. When I finally went into the office it looked much like other IRS offices I had been in, except for the big trophy – from a pistol shooting competition, a subtle reminder that these were accountants who carried guns and had arrest powers. In the waiting room there had been a poster, I think it might have been a recruiting poster, that talked about how gangster Al Capone was finally convicted of income tax evasion. CI takes a great deal of pride in that achievement, even though it was accomplished by a predecessor organization , as this video shows
That particular conviction led to a classic remark. When someone got an audit notice, they would be ribbed by someone saying - "That's how they got Al Capone."
Some critics of Scientology have similar hopes. They believe that because of all Scientology's wrongdoing, the IRS should investigate the various entities and revoke their exempt status, because it will be determined that they are not really churches.