MOUNTAINSIDE, N.J. — A gun with a colorful history is going to be transported from New Jersey to a mob-themed museum in Las Vegas.
The gun belonged to the late IRS criminal investigator Michael Malone, who was instrumental in bringing down the legendary mobster Al Capone.
The .38 Smith &Wesson Special is believed to have been used by Malone when he went undercover to infiltrate Capone’s organization.
It may have come from one of Capone’s men.
Malone died in 1960, and his relatives in New Jersey have held onto the gun over the years.
Recently, Malone’s great-nephew negotiated to sell the gun to The Mob Museum in Las Vegas.
It’s scheduled to be unveiled in an exhibit next month that focuses on the contributions of U.S. Treasury Department agents in combating organized crime.