04 September 2009

Jimmy Hoffa "Appears" Again

Once again my fair state of Michigan is in the news. (Remember General Motors and Michael Moore?)

Supposedly, it's now known where Hoffa's body is buried. Since his disappearance (and presumed murder) in 1975, Jimmy Hoffa has been reported to be buried in the concrete of bridges, under the 50 yard line in several football fields, ground up or stuffed into drums.

Hoffa, General President of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters from 1958-1971 was convicted of jury tampering and attempted bribery in 1964 and was imprisoned in 1967. He didn't officially resign as the Teamster's President until 1971 which was part of a pardon agreement with U.S. President Richard Nixon.

In 1975, Hoffa mysteriously disappeared near a restaurant in Bloomfield Township, MI. He's been presumed dead since that time. Recently, Hoffa "resurfaced" again supposedly buried under a red barn at U.S. 23 and Clyde Road in Hartland, MI (Livingston County). Rumor has it that Hoffa is stuffed into a 55 gallon drum in a 10 foot deep hole in the middle of the barn since he was last seen outside the Machus Red Fox Restaurant in 1975.

This last episode in the Jimmy Hoffa saga came about recently when Dan Moldea, author of the book "The Hoffa Wars" said Ted L. Stall told him he had first-hand knowledge of Hoffa's death and burial. Moldea believes Stall is a liar who " sent him on a wild goose chase". Stall says Rolland McMaster, a former Teamster who died 2 years ago, detailed the story of Hoffa's execution and burial. Three years ago, the FBI searched a farm in Milford Township under a similar tip.

To date, the FBI has chosen not to act on this latest tip.