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"james jimmy hoffa" Discussed on Today in True Crime
"Forty four year old. James Jimmy Hoffa sat in his Dupont plaza. Hotel Room impatiently waiting to meet with John. Chesty a lawyer an ex secret service agent forty nine year old. John was inbetween careers when he agreed to work for Hoffa on an important mission spy on the government's investigation into Labor management corruption. Since January nineteen fifty seven Senator McClellan had been leading an investigation into improper and criminal dealings within labor-management Jimmy Hoffa and Dave back the two leaders of the teamsters union were major targets of the probe. Hoffa needed insight into what the government was uncovering so he hired chiefs D to join the committee and she was proving to be worth every penny just last night on March. Twelfth cheesy had brought off of valuable information namely the government's findings on teamster President Dave backs financial records as Hoffa poured over the documents in the back of a taxi. Chee told his boss that he would have even more the next night. Hoffa was thrilled back in his hotel. Room Hoffa looked at his watch and figured it was time. He grabbed his jacket and made his way down to the hotel lobby looking through the Hustle of late night guests checking in he saw cheesy waiting outside a few steps from the entrance. Hoffa nodded. Hello and saw package and cheese. Dis hands a smile crept across HOFFA's face. The exchange was quick. Khaw obeyed cheesy good night and made his way back into the hotel. He couldn't wait to get back to his room and read. Whatever was inside the package but he'd never get the chance. Hoffa hadn't made it ten feet into the lobby before he was suddenly surrounded by F. B. I. Agents after a moment of stunned horror Hoffa assess the situation and raised his hands in the air. There was no point resisting. Not Now. He'd go quietly to a D. C. Courthouse but he was seething as Hoffa waited for his late night. Arraignment HE STARED DAGGERS. At his sworn enemy. Robert F Kennedy Kennedy was the McClellan. Committee's chief counsel and he for his part was grinning. He'd waited for this day a long time. Seeing Hoffa in coffs Hoffa couldn't take that Grin. He started shouting across the room. Kennedy needed to mind his own business. It was late and both men should be in bed. It was crazy that the two of them were up at this hour over. A bunch of nonsense Kennedy just laughed at first but it wasn't long before the two were throwing barbs at one another. Eventually the insults landed on the question of strength literally. Hoffa claimed he could do thirty five. Push-ups Kennedy responded that he could beat that easily. This odd scene went on all night. Hoffa wasn't arraigned until two. Am The next morning when he finally reappeared. On the courthouse steps a cluster of reporters was in attendance and dying to hear from the Boisterous Union. Leader Hoffa didn't disappoint. He proudly proclaimed his innocence to the crowd and insinuated that every Labor leader is forced to defend themselves against unjust claims of corruption. Hoffa felt confident that he was going to beat whatever trumped up charges old. Bobby Kennedy would throw his way. He was dying to see. Kennedy's smug smile fade when he walked out a free man. Meanwhile Kennedy was anxious to bring Hoffa to justice the Casey built against both Hoffa and Dave back was solid. He was certain that both of their convictions would be quick. When asked by a reporter what he would do should hof again. Acquitted Kennedy reportedly said he'd jump off the Capitol. Dome A few months later. Hoffa walked out of the courthouse again. Watching Kennedy's smug smile slowly fade. He had been acquitted on all charges. Coming up more on the battle between Jimmy Hoffa and Robert Kennedy time listeners. I'm excited to announce that crime junkies Ashley. Flowers has a new podcast original series. 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Now back to the story on March Thirteenth Nineteen fifty seven Jimmy Hoffa the vice president of the teamsters union and a rising star of the Labor movement was arrested by the FBI on charges of bribery. His arrest was part of the government's investigation into corrupt labor-management an investigation which put Hoffa squarely in the crosshairs of a promising young lawyer. Robert F Kennedy James Riddell. Hoffa's path always pointed towards labor-management growing up in the rust belt surrounded by the working class often knew what it was like for hardworking Americans to survive during and after the Great Depression. At a young age he dropped out of school and got a job working at the Detroit. Docs he was still a teenager. When he organized his first Labor strike next his outspoken attitude towards workers rights got him noticed by the International Brotherhood of teamsters. He was invited to join despite not being a teamster bounded in nineteen. Oh three the. Ib T- dedicated itself to fighting for the working conditions of teamsters that is truck drivers who shuttled cattle around the country. Teamsters were vital and keeping the bridge between rural and urban life and it didn't take them long to gain power and influence that power and influence attracted criminals namely organized crime. When prohibition ended the Mafia was looking for new rackets and labor-management quickly became a lucrative arena. The teamsters were willing to cut deals with various prominent organized criminals for the good of the Union. Hoffa had no problem getting his hands. Dirty WITH DETROIT. Gangsters and the teamsters themselves didn't mind by nineteen fifty two Hoffa had secured the position of vice president in their union. The organization respected Hoffa's aggressive tactics when it came to contract negotiations many believed that it was only a matter of time before he replaced newly elected. President Dave back but in the years of his assent within the Union Hoffa's corruption and the corruption of the Labor management as a whole caught the attention of a young prosecutor. A man who was also looking to make a name for himself Robert F Kennedy. The seventh of nine Kennedy Children. Rubert knew that if he was ever going to be more than just John's brother he would have to stand out in his own way. Rubber ultimately chose to go after Labor Corruption Hoffa. And Beck's names were at the top of Roberts list of suspect union leaders. He made it his mission to bring both men to justice at the beginning of nineteen fifty seven. Congress unanimously approved the creation of a committee to investigate Labor management corruption. Its main focus was on the powerful teamsters union. Robert Kennedy would be the committee's chief councillor and investigator. How wasn't unduly alarmed by all this? He never cared for Robert and considered him a naive softy. Hoffa grew up on the mean streets of Detroit while Kennedy spent his childhood on the pampered lanes of Brookline Massachusetts. Surely Hoffa could pull one over on Robert TEAMSTER president. Dave Beck wouldn't be so lucky. He was forced to hand over his financial records and was almost certainly going to go down but HOFFA had no intention of falling with him. He'd get all the information on this investigation that he could and then he'd beat it in court. I that entailed hiring spy forty nine year old John Cheesy cheesy agreed to get a job with the committee and sent Hoffa information on the investigation. Hoffa would pay cheat two thousand dollars a month for nine months. But HOFFA didn't count on cheese STI flipping the day after agreeing to work with HOFFA CHEESE. St met with Kennedy and told him about HOFFA's plan Kennedy couldn't believe a bribery case fell into his lap. Along with a convenient double agent. The sting lasted less than a month on March thirteenth. The F. B. I. Arrested Hoffa in Washington DC on charges of bribery with cheese. Kennedy was sure that HOFFA would go down and once Hoffa was behind bars. It wouldn't be long before back followed only six months into the committee's existence and Kennedy was gearing up for a major victory except that victory didn't come at least not when it came to Hoffa. In July nineteen fifty seven Hoffa was acquitted on the cheese. St Bribery charges according to jury members interviewed after the trial. They simply didn't believe cheese testimony. Despite Dave Beck's conviction for grand larceny and embezzlement Kennedy wasn't able to put Hoffa away in fact later in nineteen fifty seven. Hoffa was elected to replace back as president of the teamsters in the.
"james jimmy hoffa" Discussed on Labor: Know Your Rights
"Hiring bus in nineteen forty-seven. I west side piers Johnson investigated and wrote up historian. But intrigued remain on the waterfront for the better part of a year documenting and I'll LA. Fred here of unchecked Febuary smuggling shakedowns, kickbacks, robbery, extortion, and murder and underworld syndicate one whose reach extended throughout America. And even the world. The syndicate is like a big trade association in crime it began back in prohibition. And it is still strong today. It has interest in New York, of course. And in Hollywood, Miami, Chicago, Detroit and other key cities, the heart of this enterprise was a labor union, the international longshoremen's association through which Johnson wrote mobsters are able to control all key jobs on the piers and Reckitt operate without interference Johnson's son series, which won a Pulitzer prize in nineteen forty-nine helped insp-. Fire an even more public expose a in nineteen fifty fifty one when Tennessee Senator ESTES. Kefauver led Nationale Lee televised hearings into the underworld syndicate that featured the testimony of real life criminals since prohibition be American public had known of the sense. Asian lives activities of gangsters and the nineteen forty prosecutions of murdering corporate had revealed the existence of a nationally coordinated Jewish and I tell you of execution squad. Hurry, insulin here of the US Breyer of narcotics. Who had been following the efforts by Charles lucky Guccione buyer, Lansky and others to develop an offshore criminal haven in Keila head as early as nineteen Forty-six understood that the syndicate was far reaching in scope known formerly essence special committee to investigate organized crime in interstate commerce. They kept offer panels convened in seven seas, including New York, Washington and Los Angeles, the hearings were fellow by the public weren that the syndicate was a criminal Vandam government that enforces its laws carries out its own executions and that only ignores, but a horse the democratic process of Justice, which are held to be the safeguards of the American citizen. The report that emerged from. The hearings was very much of it time imagining labor corruption not unlike communism to be a secret government of criminals capable of some birding the country from within the Kip half or hearings was covered by newspapers. And the medium televised executives of the three major stations were excited that such civic minded programming garnered high ratings as twenty million Americans were believed to have watched some of the Japan ever hearing only one in five households at ATV set. Those who did not gathered outside of stores who had them displayed in windows the link between organized crime and the longshoremen's union of New York was central to both Malcolm Johnson's and esus Fathur's were in of course, raised uncomfortable questions. About organized labor. It was Robert Kennedy who had investigate this connection more closely. Senator John McClellan, chairman of the committee of Arkansas was sparked by an incident in New York City on the evening of April fifth nineteen fifty six when York Post labor columnist Victor racial who had just left Lindy's steakhouse was attacked by group in who test acid in space. The assault came only a few days after resell had published a comb criticizing New York's trucking and clothing industries for alleged connections to organize crime resou-. I Bain Joan Gardy also known as Johnny DO a union officer racketeer in the garment business who'd already done time in sing-sing. He was convinced DO head hired his attackers. Resale went on meet the press to tell the story of his attack. He asked why the government can Vesta gate a foreign threat such as communism lag, nor a local fit of labor racketeering. George me quickly responded saying that just as we have defeated the east without who tried to desperately to destroy the labor movement. So we defeat enemies from within those wrongdoing can undermine the effectiveness of everything we are trying to accomplish the AFL CIO ethical practices committee was orange extend it staff confront the dilemma as others for paired to deal with what bloomed as a major public image crisis for federation and all organized labor. It was Clark Mellon Hof a lawyer and investigative reporter for the desma registers from you approach Robert Kennedy about the possibility of all up on resuls suggestion for formal inquiry into labor racketeering. Can't he was Vince Irving as counsel to the Senate permanent committee on invest? Negations which had been recently looking into corruption on the part of suppliers and low level government officials in the clothing procurement system of the armed forces at the time all labor unions were required churn in annual financial reports to secretary of labor as they are today. But then they lacked the staff and will to scrutinize these submissions. The information was considered confidential. It is public today. Kennedy's first stop was to visit several cities where labor crush it had been reported accompanying him worse. Former FBI agent and accounting expert Carmen who Email they focused primarily on international brotherhood of Teamsters. With one point six million members, the nation's largest trade union in meeting journalists and police knowledgeable about its activities during this trip. Candy heard enough tells of extortion Phoebe in evidence. Two more than confirm claims. She'd heard one important in Kennedy's outrage at this early stage of the inquiry where the unique skills of his traveling companion for Elino a table full of canceled checks ledgers and scraps of paper authored a forensic he to the Teamsters wrongdoing and the accountant confirmed to Kennedy that deceit and phony transactions appeared to about because of the difficulty of tying individuals to the cookbooks Bellina warned Kennedy not to start this unless he was ready to go all the way Kennedy replied, where going all the way the pro. I looked at Teamsters president, Dave Beck. The former head of the Union's Western Conference who had taken over the IB t in nineteen fifty two from the unions itching founder jail Jj Tobin related dairy old nanny way having served for forty five years can. Candy and Beleno suspected backup playing fast and loose with union funds making questionable purchases often bay sectioning. Many through a Chicago labor relations intermediary named Nathan view Scheffer. Mun a longtime union BUSTER for Sears, Roebuck and company Beck had vent union money on everything from home appliances to boats as well as lavish renovations to his family's all in Seattle. Instead of using the standing Senate permanent committee on investigations to gemin- abuses in organized labor. Hoosein head created a new panel. The select committee on improper activities in the labor or management field to be chaired by John McLaughlin of Arkansas and endowed with an appropriations of three hundred fifteen thousand dollars Katie was chief counsel edition to McClellan. The other Democrats on board were Sam urban Patrick McNamara and John Kennedy who joined reluctantly, but at his brother's insistence in order to keep Strom Thurman, then s later for regressive us on all questions off the committee. Republicans included urban is karo mutt. Very old water and Joseph McCarthy. Kennedy issued a subpoena for Beck in early nineteen fifty seven but back conveniently left the country to spend several weeks in the Caribbean. He claimed fee vacation was for his wife's health when he did finally appear. He took the fifth George me with agreement of both reussir had warned that any official taking the fifth in order team. Baid the committee's questions would be expelled from the AFL CIO in one day back took the fifth more than sixty five times unaware of the way, the TV audience which see. That taking the fifth so many times would be seen as a guilty plea. He would be forced to resign. His gene stirs post and later was convicted of grand larceny and tax evasion. He was sentenced to five years the federal penitentiary James Jimmy Hoffa, the son of an Indiana coal miner who died when James was four he and his family moved to Detroit where the man left school. After the seventh grade were on the loading docks of a grocery warehouse. He his first strike at age nineteen and brought his three hundred man union into the Teamsters local two ninety nine the Teamsters enormous organizing strength by controlling over the road trucking as well as wellcoll delivery drivers in warehouseman, they could virtually bring local regional or even national commerce to a halt oughta and Deb's ever to grow the Teamsters led to. Such expensive membership grove the IB teens welfare and pension fund grew to almost two hundred and fifty million making the Teamsters largest and wealthiest union in America. Hopper was no stranger to Capitol Hill. Having recently been the subject of a house investigation led by Representative Claire Hoffman of Michigan and went Smith of Kansas into the missions of some of those vast IB T resources, it was alleged that off ahead handed over control of a Teamsters health and welfare fund to start up insurance agency ran by Ellen and rose Dorfman who were related to Paul red Dorfman, a suspected organized crime figure who headed a large Chicago trash haulers in the door funds had now prayer extremes in insurance too much S three million in fees and commissions from the fun half of which resulted from the overbilling. And excessive fees the Hoffman. Smith, inC, fiery was mysteriously terminated before it could complete its work probably under pressure from the Republican party, which was eager to win fort for upcoming election. In michigan. Oppa came under scrutiny by the McClellan committee day to his connection student. Johnny DO, the New York garment business racketeer suspected of ordering the salt on Victor resou- DO is suspected to have helped Hoffa maintain paper locals in New York. See when DO arrived at the capitol to test. He managed to make headlines before uttering a word irritating. Win news photographers came too close to snap his pitcher. He routed in anger striking one of them. And Manding don't, you know, I have a family Hoffa in contrast to the site -able DO confidence if he took the w-. Witness stand facing eighties questions. He knew the committee had limited authority and that like the houseman Smith investigation is findings would either be marginalized by backroom political. Maneuvering are it would simply run out of steam hop return. Katie's many info referring to him as a friendless person a bully a spoiled brat. Someone who never had work wouldn't know how to work a curly headed smart Aleck in early nineteen fifty seven Hoffa approach. John C chesty, a former member of the secret service and offered him a salary of two thousand dollars per month. If he can get a job with the McClellan committee in order to tip off Hoffa about witnesses the government had lined up and to feed candy information that would poke doom Dave Beck, whom Hoffa was ear to succeed as Teamsters boss chesty who. Whose character Hoffa, obviously misjudge promptly reported? The proposal to Kennedy the EPA the manage to photograph Hoffa on March thirteenth nineteen fifty seven appearing to have a payoff to Jesse in Washington D Pont circle leading to Hoppe's arrest on bribery and conspiracy charges hafa during his trial