CBS Evening News for Monday, Jul 05, 1976
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(Studio) 1 year anniversary of disappearance of former Teamsters president James R. Hoffa.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Lake Orion, Michigan) Reporter relates events with regard to disappearance of Hoffa. [Mrs. James R. HOFFA - says she doesn't think they'll find him, but would like to know what happened to him.] Six weeks after disappearance, [Son James P. HOFFA - says its clear father was probably assassinated and will probably never see him again.] For nearly a year federal grand jury has been meeting; have subpoenaed many union and alleged underworld figures, but no indictments. Robert Ozer, head of government task force investigating case, fired last week [US attorney Philip VAN DAM - says he is confident indictments will be rendered at some point.] Reporter notes reports of Hoffa's whereabouts and reward for finding him. Most prominent theory with regard to disappearance is that it was to keep Hoffa from regaining power in union. Reporter notes people considered key suspects in case and relation to Hoffa: Anthony Giacalone, Charles O'Brien, Anthony Provenzano, Gabriel and Salvatore Briguglio, and Stephen Andretta. Reporter notes 1st chapter in Hoffa autobiography, "Hoffa-The Real Story", entitled "I'll Be Back."
REPORTER: Don Webster Artist: Marcia Danits
5:57:20 GOOD NIGHT
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