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The art of making somebody famous disappear. A credible source alleged Hoffa’s body was in a car that got crunched and recycled into every Chrusler bumper made between 1975 and 1976.

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If a writer was trying to come up with a name for a character synonymous with mysterious disappearances and wild goose chases, “James Riddle Hoffa” might be deemed too on-the-nose, unless you’re Thomas Pynchon or DC Comics circa 1950.

But that’s his full name: the Teamsters guy, Jimmy Hoffa, who most people likely know more from the decades of jokes about his disappearance than they do about his role as a labor union leader. But those cracking a knowing smile likely do so because of Hoffa’s well-established mafia connections and his high-profile criminal trials.

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