About the Show
This documentary investigates one of the most high-profile unsolved murder cases in American history. Jimmy Hoffa, the former leader of the Teamsters union, disappeared without a trace on July 30, 1975. His body has never been found and nobody has ever been charged with his murder, although there has been no shortage of rumours over the years. A hero to many working Americans, Hoffa played a major role in the growth and development of the trucking union, of which he served as President between 1958 and 1971. His term of office was not without controversy - indeed, it is known that Hoffa had connections with organised crime and there were allegations that the union's pension fund was under mob control. Hoffa was convicted on charges of conspiracy and fraud in 1964 and began a 13-year prison sentence in 1967 after all avenues of appeal had been exhausted. In 1971, however, he was released after President Nixon commuted his sentence.