(1913-circa 1975), US labor union leader; full name James Riddle Hoffa. President of the Teamsters from 1957, he was imprisoned 1967–71 for attempted bribery of a federal court judge, fraud, and looting pension funds. His sentence was commuted by President Nixon and he was given parole in 1971 on condition that he resign as president of the union. He disappeared in 1975 and is thought to have been murdered.
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