August 31, 1995 |
James P. Hoffa, son of the legendary Teamster who disappeared mysteriously 20 years ago, announced Wednesday that he will run for president of the union his father once ran. Before announcing his candidacy during a taping of the "Larry King Live" show in Los Angeles, the 54-year-old Detroit lawyer said he wants to restore "the greatest union in the world that has been sinking because of a lack of leadership." "I was very fortunate to be his son," he said of his late father, James R. Hoffa.
December 16, 1990 |
A case known as Gleneagles is a milestone in fraudulent conveyance litigation, not just because of the precedents it set, but because of the role played by the late labor leader James R. Hoffa. Hoffa was one of three men who in 1973 formed a company called Great American to buy the Raymond Group, troubled owner of extensive coal properties in Pennsylvania.
April 11, 1993 |
No other union in the world has ever been investigated, damned and praised as much as the Teamsters. More than a dozen books have been written about it. Television and theatrical films have dramatized its sometimes sordid history, the murder of one of its presidents, James R. Hoffa, and the imprisonment of hundreds of its other leaders, including several of its presidents.
May 7, 1986 |
Teamsters President Jackie Presser may be worried by the prospect of again facing federal labor fraud charges about the time he opens the giant union's convention in Las Vegas on May 19, but he need not worry about his reelection chances. In fact, scandals involving Teamsters presidents have become something of a tradition in that union, and such scandals have never kept them out of office in the past.
August 30, 1992 |
In 1957, Jimmy Hoffa was acquitted of charges of bribing a government official, largely due to the efforts of criminal lawyer Edward Bennett Williams. After the trial, Hoffa left the courtroom without a word of thanks. When Williams complained of Hoffa's ingratitude to Frank Costello, another client, the Mafia don replied: "I told you Hoffa was no gentleman." A tough guy among tough guys, Jimmy Hoffa was America's blue-collar samurai warrior.
May 18, 2006 |
The FBI searched property northwest of Detroit for clues to the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa, officials said. TV newscasts showed people with shovels and freshly turned dirt at the site. The Teamsters leader was last seen in July 1975 at a restaurant in Oakland County's Bloomfield Township. Agent Dawn Clenney, a spokeswoman for the FBI in Detroit, said the bureau was executing a search warrant in Milford Township, about 35 miles from Detroit.