Wednesday, June 24: “What Happened to Jimmy Hoffa” Courtroom Conversations
One of the great mysteries of the 20th century is the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa.
Leads have been pursued. holes have been dug. confessions have been considered.
The Mob Museum brings together a panel of nationally known experts for a provocative evening of unparalleled insights into Hoffa’s friends and enemies, the theories behind his disappearance and presumed murder 40 years ago and his impact on Las Vegas.
- Known for his combative attitude and ties to the Mob.
- Labeled one of the most powerful and corrupt labor leaders in U.S. history.
- Funneled Teamster loans of $240 million to help build Las Vegas.
- Involved in a long-running battle with Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy ending in 1964 conviction.
- Pardoned in 1971 by President Richard Nixon, then attempted to regain Teamsters leadership.
- Headed for a dinner meeting July 30, 1975, and was never seen again.
Over the years, Hoffa’s disappearance has provoked confessions from at least three individuals linked to organized crime.
Scott M. Burnstein
Journalist and expert on Detroit organized crime who co-produced a 2015 documentary, Killing Jimmy Hoffa.
Las Vegas attorney who, as a young Justice Department attorney in Detroit, was involved in the Hoffa investigation.
Investigative journalist and author of The Hoffa Wars and Confessions of a Guerilla Writer.