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Jimmy Hoffa's Disappearance

            The Unsolved Mystery of Jimmy Hoffa's Disappearance.
             July 30, 1975, Teamsters union president James Riddle Hoffa impatiently awaits the arrival of Anthony "Tony Jack" Giacalone and Anthony "Tony Pro" Provenzano. These two gentlemen just happen to be leaders in the Genovese crime family. Jimmy Hoffa is standing outside the Machus Red Fox Restaurant in Bloomfield Township, Michigan steadily getting angrier as it approaches 20 minutes after 2 pm. The always punctual Jimmy was to have met the two gentlemen at 2 pm sharp. Nervously worried, he walks to a nearby payphone to call his wife and let her know that he had apparently been stood up. Soon after he hangs up, a maroon 1975 Mercury Marquis Brougham pulls up and picks up Jimmy. On it's way out of the parking lot, it nearly hits a delivery truck. The driver of the truck recognizes Jimmy Hoffa sitting in the back seat. Two unidentified men are accompanying Jimmy. The passenger in the back seat seems to be holding a long object covered by a gray blanket. The truck driver reported it looked like a shotgun or rifle. That was the last time anyone saw Jimmy Hoffa.
             Jimmy Hoffa began his career in the union business back in 1932 as a warehouse worker where he organized a union that was admitted into the International Brotherhood of Teamsters union just two years later. After climbing the ranks, he became president in 1957. Shortly after the election, he was arrested for bribery and trying to influence the McClellan committee, a committee that was formed to investigate organized crime influences in labor unions. One influential member of this committee, and longtime Hoffa opponent, was a young Massachusetts lawyer named Robert F. Kennedy. It is mentioned in The Disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa by Anthony Bruno that Bobby Kennedy mentioned his distaste for Hoffa on the Jack Paar Show, America's first late-night talk show. Hoffa took Kennedy's comments personally and publicly began to ridicule him and even challenged him to an arm-wrestling contest at a Washington dinner party.

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