Hoffa hunt awaits forensic results

ROSEVILLE, Mich., Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Police in Roseville, Mich., say they are awaiting forensic results to learn if a body, perhaps that of ex-Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa, is under a local driveway.

Police drill Mich. shed for Hoffa evidence

DETROIT, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Police said Friday they have stopped drilling outside a suburban Detroit home, apparently ending yet another search for long-missing labor leader Jimmy Hoffa.

Police looking for Hoffa under driveway

ROSEVILLE, Mich., Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Police in Michigan, said they plan to dig up a residential driveway after a tipster said he saw a former resident bury missing Teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa there.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, July 30, 2012.
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Vito Giacalone, suspect in Hoffa case dies at 88

DETROIT, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Vito Giacalone, a reputed mob enforcer in Detroit and suspect in the disappearance and presumed death of Jimmy Hoffa, has died at 88.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012.
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Prosecutor of Hoffa, Nixon aides dies

NASHVILLE, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- James F. Neal, a lawyer who prosecuted Teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa and several of President Richard Nixon's aides, has died at the age of 81.

91-year-old lawyer speaks out on Hoffa

CLEVELAND, June 16 (UPI) -- A 91-year-old suburban Cleveland lawyer who worked with union leader Jimmy Hoffa says he never saw any indication of the corruption that landed Hoffa in jail.

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Jockstrip: The world as we know it

Bigfoot expert sues fellow believers ... Family beats up would-be robber ... Spirit Airlines buries 'Find Hoffa' promo ... Carrot attack leads to assault charge ... The world as we know it from UPI.
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Spirit Airlines buries 'Find Hoffa' promo

MIRAMAR, Fla., July 19 (UPI) -- Spirit Airlines thought customers would "dig" a "Hunt for Hoffa" online game to promote discount fares, but buried the game due to complaints.

Judge orders FBI to disclose Hoffa info

DETROIT, June 16 (UPI) -- A federal judge in Detroit Friday ordered the FBI to tell her the information that led it to dig up a farm for missing Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa.

FBI ending latest Hoffa hunt

DETROIT, May 30 (UPI) -- Searchers Tuesday wrapped up the latest hunt for the remains of missing Teamsters union boss Jimmy Hoffa after nearly two weeks of digging on a Michigan farm. About 50 federal agents from Detroit, Chicago and Washington combed the Hidden Dreams Farm in Mi

Hoffa search has circus touch

DETROIT, May 25 (UPI) -- There are no clowns or trapeze artists but razing an old horse barn where someone said Jimmy Hoffa is buried has produced a circus atmosphere in Pennsylvania. Some of the local establishments are offering their own related attractions. Lu & Ruby's Bar and
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Jimmy Hoffa
Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa Jr. shows his unions support at a rally for John Kerry in Las Vegas Nevada, October 26, 2004...(UPI Photo/Roger Williams)

James Riddle "Jimmy" Hoffa (born February 14, 1913 – disappeared July 30, 1975, declared legally dead July 30, 1982) was an American labor union leader and author.

Hoffa was involved with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters union, as an organizer from 1932 to 1975. He served as the union's General President from 1958 to 1971. He secured the first national agreement for teamsters' rates in 1964, and played a major role in the growth and development of the union, which eventually became the largest single union in the United States, with over 1.5 million members during his terms as its leader. Hoffa, who had been convicted of jury tampering, attempted bribery, and fraud in 1964, was imprisoned in 1967, sentenced to 13 years, after exhausting the appeal process. It was not until mid-1971 that he officially resigned the Teamsters' presidency, an action that was part of a pardon agreement with U.S. president Richard Nixon, in order to facilitate his release later that year. Nixon blocked Hoffa from union activities until 1980; Hoffa was attempting to overturn this order and to regain support.

Hoffa was last seen in late July 1975, outside the Machus Red Fox, a suburban Detroit restaurant.

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