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Hoffa Missing / Background #241693

CBS Evening News for Monday, Aug 04, 1975
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(Studio) FBI called in on case of missing ex-Teamsters Union president, James Hoffa.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Detroit, Michigan) Hoffa family hopes he's alive. [Michigan state police Colonel George HALVERSON - says likelihood of his being alive decrs. as time goes by.] FBI at Hoffa house Son, James, and Hoffa friend receive death threats by telephone. [FBI agent Jay BAILEY - says FBI director Clarence Kelley says extra manpower available if needed.] Theories of disappearance concern union pols. and organized crime. Film shown of Hoffa. Since release from prison, he's been trying to regain old job back from Frank Fitzsimmons. Teamsters accused of making questionable loans and links with organized crime.

(Clifton, New Jersey) Home of Anthony Provenzano shown. He was ex-Teamsters rep., friend of Hoffa's and fellow prison inmate. Provenzano denies being in Detroit Wednesday
REPORTER: Bill Plante

(Detroit, Michigan) Family hopes FBI can help.
REPORTER: Bill Plante

Mudd, Roger;
Plante, Bill

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