NBC Evening News for Monday, Aug 04, 1975
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(Studio) Theorized ex-Teamsters Union president, James Hoffa, may have been kidnapped due to knowledge of shady deal between union and organized crime. "Chicago Sun-Times" and "Detroit Times" quote sources with regard to this theory. Latter newspaper says Hoffa may have decided to use information to get rid of Frank Fitzsimmons.
REPORTER: John Hart
(Bloomfield, Michigan) FBI at work on case. Wants to question 3 Hoffa was to have met at lunch the day he disappeared: Anthony Giacalone, reputed Detroit Mafia mbr.; Anthony Provenzano, ex-boss of New Jersey Teamsters, and labor consultant Leonard Schultz. Extortion threats not considered leads in case; considered legal means for FBI to get in on case. [FBI agent Jay BAILEY - says interested in all threats.] Family doctor called after Mrs. Hoffa faints.
REPORTER: Robert Hager