6. WHAT HAPPENED TO HOFFA?
Becoming president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters is a big enough accolade for most people but Jimmy Hoffa wasn’t most people. He may have secured the first US national agreement for teamsters’ (union of blue collar, professional, public, private workers) rates in 1964 and played a major role in the development of the union but Hoffa wanted a little piece of Mafioso action because, well, it all looked so shiny.
One summer night back in 1975, Hoffa stood waiting in a Detroit carpark to meet two goons. They never showed up and he, well, he disappeared for good too.
Was he killed, or did he do a runner, is he in a shallow grave near the car park or did he live to a ripe old age being wafted by two Brazilian playboy bunnies? The questions and rumours still abound to this day, some with enough weight to have instigated new searches, such as the 2013 FBI dig at a property owned by a Detroit mob boss