FBI: No sign of Jimmy Hoffa under New Jersey bridge
DETROIT (AP) — The FBI found no evidence of missing Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa during a search of land under a New Jersey bridge, a spokeswoman said Thursday. The 47-year riddle turned last year to land next to a former landfill under the bridge in Jersey City. “Nothing of evidentiary value was discovered during that search,” said Mara Schneider, an FBI spokeswoman in Detroit. Dan Moldea, a journalist who has written extensively about the Hoffa saga, said he was personally briefed by the FBI in a video conference call Thursday. It has been long speculated that Hoffa, who was 62, was killed by enemies because he was planning a Teamsters comeback.mlive.com
Events in disappearance of former Teamsters head Jimmy Hoffa
— The FBI gets a search warrant for Hoffa's car, which was found in the restaurant parking lot. — A grand jury convenes in Detroit to investigate the Hoffa disappearance. — More than 200 FBI agents are assigned to the case in New Jersey, Detroit and at least four other cities.news.yahoo.com
Prominent murder cases often remain mysteries in Mexico
As Mexican investigators struggle with the so-far inexplicable death of an 18 year-old woman, the odds of an answer are slim: The large majority of homicides in Mexico go unsolved and even nationally notorious cases tend to wind up as mysterieswashingtonpost.com
Here Are Some Jimmy Hoffa Theories After Tip Leads FBI Search To New Jersey
Last week, the FBI confirmed that it was searching an area by a New Jersey landfill for the remains of former Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa. This is the most recent update in a search that started in 1975 when Hoffa disappeared.detroit.cbslocal.com
Where’s Hoffa? Deathbed confession about buried steel drum launches 2021 FBI probe seeking answer
DETROIT — The nearly half-century-old search for Jimmy Hoffa’s body led FBI agents from the Detroit office to focus on a former landfill beneath the Pulaski Skyway in Jersey City, The New York Times reported. The latest tip came during a deathbed confession from a worker who said Hoffa was buried in a steel drum 15 feet below ground there, the report stated. As was the case with the Jersey City investigation in October, those tips often involved probes at alleged burial sites. In Michigan most recently, authorities came up short during excavations at properties both in Roseville near Detroit in 2012 and Hampton Township in Bay County in 2003. RELATED:Jimmy Hoffa associate and suspect in his disappearance diesSearch for Jimmy Hoffa in Roseville recalls 2003 excavation in Bay Countymlive.com
Trivia Quiz: Who was Jimmy Hoffa?
Fancy yourself a history buff? Grow up hearing about Jimmy Hoffa? Want to learn about a captivating real-life mafia mystery that took place right in our area? Take our quiz below to test your knowledge and learn something new! If you haven’t yet, check out our popular podcast Shattered: Hoffa.
Rise and fall of Jimmy Hoffa: Listen to all of ‘Shattered’ podcast Season 4 now
DETROIT – When you hear the name Jimmy Hoffa, you probably think of the former Teamster boss’ iconic disappearance, but his story is much more than a murder mystery. You look at the Teamsters Union and end up at Richard Nixon, Bobby Kennedy and the JFK assassination. “Jimmy Hoffa was a complicated guy. To understand the life and death of Hoffa, we travel back to humble beginnings, where a tyrannical sets young Hoffa in motion.”“The Teamsters Union was always considered to be a somewhat rough-and-tumble operation, and Jimmy Hoffa was the poster boy for what the Teamsters Union was supposed to be. Season 2 takes listeners through the life of Richard Wershe, Jr., aka “White Boy Rick,” the youngest ever FBI informant turned drug dealer.
How Hoffa’s need for power led him from Teamsters to the Mob
DETROIT – When you hear the name Jimmy Hoffa, you probably think of the former Teamster boss’ iconic disappearance, but his story is much more than a murder mystery. You look at the Teamsters Union and end up at Richard Nixon, Bobby Kennedy and the JFK assassination. Shattered: Hoffa - Episode 2Season 4 of WDIV’s Shattered Podcast chronicles the rise and fall of the iconic labor leader, Jimmy Hoffa. In Episode 2, we look at Hoffa’s rise to becoming the poster boy of The Teamsters Union -- and how it led him to the mob. “The Teamsters Union was always considered to be a somewhat rough-and-tumble operation, and Jimmy Hoffa was the poster boy for what the Teamsters Union was supposed to be.
WATCH: ‘Hoffa’ -- the rise and fall of the iconic labor leader
True-crime lovers won’t want to miss Local 4′s one-hour special, “Hoffa,” hosted by veteran WDIV journalist Steve Garagiola. It chronicles the rise and fall of the iconic labor leader, Jimmy Hoffa. The first episode of the “Shattered: Hoffa” podcast premiered Tuesday, Dec. 3, and a new episode will be released every Tuesday for the next month. The “Hoffa” primetime special airs tonight at 10 p.m. on Local 4. Listen to the trailer for “Shattered: Hoffa” here.
What drove Jimmy Hoffa? First episode of new Shattered Podcast now available
DETROIT – When you hear the name Jimmy Hoffa, you probably think of the former Teamster boss’ iconic disappearance, but his story is much more than a murder mystery. Shattered: Hoffa - Episode 1Season 4 of WDIV’s Shattered Podcast chronicles the rise and fall of the iconic labor leader, Jimmy Hoffa. In Episode 1, we seek to answer the question: What drove Jimmy Hoffa to become who he eventually became? “Jimmy Hoffa was a complicated guy. To understand the life and death of Hoffa, we travel back to humble beginnings, where a tyrannical sets young Hoffa in motion.”Episode 1 of Shattered: Hoffa is available now wherever you listen to podcasts.
First episode of podcast chronicling rise and fall of iconic labor leader Jimmy Hoffa released today
WDIV-Local 4 (NBC Detroit) and Graham Media Group announce the new, five-episode season of “Shattered” that will chronicle the rise and fall of the iconic labor leader, Jimmy Hoffa. Also see: Would you like to be invited to a ’Shattered: Hoffa’ Podcast Party? “Shattered: Hoffa” premieres on December 3, 2019. Listen to the trailer for “Shattered: Hoffa” here. 1 newscast at 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m., and 11 p.m. in Nielsen ratings for the Detroit television market.
‘The Hoffa Wars’ author has new theory about where Jimmy Hoffa’s remains are
‘The Hoffa Wars’ author has new theory about where Jimmy Hoffa’s remains arePublished: November 21, 2019, 11:37 pmWriter Dan Moldea, author of “The Hoffa Wars,” is an expert on the search for Hoffa’s remains and has been on six digs himself. He said he as new information about where Hoffa might be buried.
Shattered Podcast Season 4 trailer: Hoffa
Shattered Podcast Season 4 trailer: HoffaPublished: November 14, 2019, 9:36 amWDIV-Local 4 (NBC Detroit) and Graham Media Group announce the new, five-episode season of “Shattered” that will chronicle the rise and fall of the iconic labor leader, Jimmy Hoffa. Season 4 of this original true-crime podcast series will be hosted by veteran WDIV-Local 4 journalist Steve Garagiola. “Once you start looking into Hoffa, you find yourself down a rabbit hole of dark tunnels. He lived most of his life in Detroit and was last seen 20 miles north of the city. Interest in what happened to Hoffa has never waned, and the mystery only deepens as the decades pass.
'The Irishman' official trailer is mobbed up
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - If the Academy Awards cast a mob movie, it would probably look a lot like "The Irishman." The official trailer has dropped and expands on the teaser trailer released in July. De Niro stars as mob hitman Frank Sheeran who becomes entangled in the disappearance of labor leader Jimmy Hoffa, played by Pacino. In the new trailer Sheeran is seen being questioned by his attorney Bill Bufalino, played by Ray Romano, which allows for some flashbacks on his murderous deeds. The Netflix film reunites director Scorsese with frequent collaborators De Niro and Pesci who have all worked together on various projects, including the iconic mob film "Goodfellas."
Watch the first trailer for Martin Scorsese's Jimmy Hoffa film 'The Irishman'
The first real look at "The Irishman," director Martin Scorseses film on organized crime and the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa, was released on Wednesday. The film is due out on Netflix this fall. Spanning decades, the film chronicles one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in American history, the disappearance of legendary union boss Jimmy Hoffa, and offers a monumental journey through the hidden corridors of organized crime: its inner workings, rivalries and connections to mainstream politics. This week marks 44 years since Hoffa vanished. Watch the first trailer below:Copyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
The Other Mystery: Was Jimmy Hoffa involved in John F. Kennedy's assassination?
But many believe Hoffa also could have been involved in another of the era’s great mysteries—the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. While the Warren Commission concluded that Oswald acted alone, the House Committee believed Oswald likely plotted with others. “I was the first to allege that Hoffa, [Carlos] Marcello, and [Santos] Trafficante had arranged and executed the President’s murder,” said Dan Moldea, author of The Hoffa Wars. Walter Sheridan, a former FBI agent and Robert Kennedy aid during the Hoffa investigations, also believed Oswald was a lone gunman. It’s a historical fact.’”However, the committee never tied Hoffa or anyone else to Oswald and the assassination.
No sign of human remains found at site of Jimmy Hoffa dig in Roseville
ROSEVILLE, Mich. – Soil samples taken from a Roseville backyard in connection with a search for the remains of Jimmy Hoffa show no sign of the presence of human remains. Investigators pulled the samples Friday acting on a tip that the remains of the missing Teamsters boss Hoffa could be buried beneath a slab of concrete. Hoffa was last seen July 30, 1975, outside a restaurant in Oakland County, more than 30 miles to the west. The day he disappeared, Hoffa was supposed to meet with a New Jersey Teamsters boss and a Detroit mafia captain. The tipster said he wasn't in the mafia himself, but ran with bookies -- one of whom allegedly lived in the Roseville home in 1975.