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Hoffa Disappearance Probe #259000

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jul 31, 1978
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(Studio) Conviction of Teamsters figure James Hoffa, sentencing and parole detailed. His disappearance and continued probe of it noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(NYC) Background of Hoffa's disappearance and FBI investigation of it given; agency's belief that it knows identity of Hoffa's killer stated. Interview by Don Webster. [FBI agent O. Franklin LOWIE - hopes agency knows who murdered Hoffa; thinks case can be proven if needed break comes.] Govt. pressure on certain people in attempt to get break in case outlined; those involved are Charles O'Brien, Salvatore and Gabriel Briguglio, Thomas Andretta, Anthony Giacalone and Anthony Provenzano. Salvatore Briguglio's gangland slaying mentioned; films and photos shown and chgs. and convictions of each man given. [Provenzano prosecutor Michael KAVANAGH - discusses possibility of getting Provenzano to talk.] Statements of Hoffa's son noted. Alleged connection between Teamsters and org. crime stated.
REPORTER: Bill Plante

Mudd, Roger;
Plante, Bill

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