On Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at 9:15 AM, history will repeat itself when Public Enemy Number One, Al “Scarface” Capone, stands trial in Courtroom 6-1 of the Dade County Courthouse in a reenactment of the historic 1930 perjury trial. Capone, who hails from Chicago, is charged with perjury in this mock trial. If convicted, the Baron of Beer could be sentenced to the State Prison Farm at Raiford.
The reenactment of Al Capone's 1930 perjury trial is just one of several events planned to celebrate the Eleventh Judicial Circuit’s Centennial. The mock trial will be conducted with volunteer actors and will take place in Courtroom 6-1 - the very courtroom in which prosecutors tried Capone nearly 80 years ago. The mobster will once again speak the same words he uttered eight decades earlier and the same evidence introduced against him by the State of Florida will be “dusted off” and presented as Capone faces Miami justice once more.
Bring your cameras, sit back, and enjoy this highly anticipated re-trial in the fully restored Courtroom 6-1. Will South Florida’s top prosecutors obtain a conviction or will their equally adept counterparts prevail in this rematch of the century? You’ll weigh the evidence as you witness history being made.
Members of the media are welcome. Historic information and interviews with Judge Scott J. Silverman, the Miami-Dade Courts' official historian, are available upon request. For more information, please contact the Honorable Scott J. Silverman at 305-542-0900