With all of the scandals swirling about the Obama toilet bowl, one would assume that the FBI would like a bit a favorable news … like finding the remains of the late union leader Jimmy Hoffa. But, is that the best use of their time in Michigan or anywhere else? Especially when virtually nobody of importance appears to have been investigated and prosecuted for the near collapse of our financial infrastructure. When political crime is rampant. And, when active investigations into government scandals seem to go nowhere.
Jimmy Hoffa search: FBI digs in Michigan field
Despite help from Michigan State forensic anthropologists and a Michigan State Police K-9, the search for Jimmy Hoffa has so far turned up nothing, investigators said Tuesday.
A source at the scene said digging has taken place on about a half-acre of the grassy, vacant field in Oakland Township. Agents broke for the night early Tuesday evening and were due to resume the search on Wednesday morning, officials said.
They unearthed two concrete slabs, about six feet by 12 feet each, according to the source, who is familiar with the search. They matched claims by Tony Zerilli, 85, the son of reputed former Detroit mob boss Joseph Zerilli, that Hoffa, 62, was buried there. Zerilli claims Hoffa was struck with a shovel and then buried alive on the property, with a slab of concrete placed over the body.
FBI Special Agent in Charge Robert Foley III of the Detroit office said the FBI was executing a search warrant in the grassy field.
In Michigan, law enforcement officials decided to comb the lot after Zerilli told the FBI that Hoffa was buried there. Zerilli's attorney, David Chasnick, told reporters the FBI spoke to his client over the past seven or eight months and the agency believes "100 percent" Hoffa is buried there.
Hoffa, the father of current Teamsters President James Hoffa, led the union from 1957 to 1971 and was imprisoned for fraud and jury tampering in his final years. He was released in late 1971, when President Richard Nixon commuted his sentence. Authorities have long thought Hoffa was ordered killed by organized crime figures to prevent him from regaining control of the Teamsters. Source: Jimmy Hoffa search by FBI - chicagotribune.com
Bottom line …
Jimmy Hoffa is long dead and the trail of real-time scandals are growing colder by the minute. Perhaps Attorney General Eric Holder and FBI Director Robert Mueller should re-prioritize their manpower and resource allocations and leave the non-productive quest for Hoffa to the State Police and those who give a crap.