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Hoffa allies said to plot ambush

July 25, 2009|Times Wire Reports

Associates of the late Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa plotted to ambush a group of FBI agents during his 1962 trial in Nashville, newly released transcripts of federal grand jury testimony indicate.

Walter J. Sheridan, a Justice Department official, told the Nashville grand jury in March 1963 that Hoffa's supporters planned to trap the agents in an alley "and have a bunch of business agents waiting for them."

The grand jury testimony came when the Justice Department under then-Atty. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy had targeted Hoffa for prosecution. The plan was not carried out.

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