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Jimmy Hoffa guilty...



Item # 637802

July 27, 1964

THE PRATT TRIBUNE, Pratt, Kansas, July 27, 1964

* Jimmy Hoffa found guilty
* Teamsters leader

This 8 page newspaper has a two column headline on the front page: "Hoffa Guilty in Union Pension Fraud Case".

Other news of the day including much on the Rochester NY race riots. A few small binding holes along the spine, otherwise good.

wikipedia notes: In 1964, Hoffa was convicted of attempted bribery of a grand juror and jailed for 15 years. On December 23, 1971, however, he was released when President Richard Nixon commuted his sentence to time served on the condition he not participate in union activities for 10 years. Hoffa was planning to sue to invalidate that restriction in order to reassert his power over the Teamsters when he disappeared at, or sometime after, 2:45 pm on July 30, 1975 from the parking lot of the Machus Red Fox Restaurant in Bloomfield Township, Oakland County, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. He had been due to meet two Mafia leaders, Anthony Giacolone from Detroit and Anthony Provenzano from Union City, New Jersey and New York City.

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