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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 18, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Thuridny, January It, 197} THE UTHBRIDGE HERALD 9 WASHINGTON (AP) A for- mer U.S. justice department in- vestigator says James R. Hoffa's prison release in 1971 came In the wake o! bribery, threats, an assassination plot ana a long political intrigue that reaches into the White House. Walter J. Sheridan, the man who headed the investigations of Hoffa during the late Robert F. Kennedy's term as attorney- geoeral, says the administration DM given Hoffa "reason to hope ___________________.-----------------.________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Thundny, January II, THE LETHBI Former investigator says politics involved in Hoffa's prison release AP) _ A for- he nil! soon receive a pardon groundwork for a presidential support, not only among the One of Holla's convictions j fund oi nearly million, a case official IwnalrJ Nagle and for- dissuaded by jpartment in- from President Nixon." Then, pardon was denied by a spokes- Teamsters, but amona the dated to the so-called Test Fleet linked to a Florida land deal j mer chief of protocol Wiley Bu- came a mur James R. says Sheridan, Hoffa will be in man for the department. building trades as well. The ad- case in Nashville. Tenn., in called Sun Valley, Inc. !chanan were involved in a a few monthi he nil) soon receive a pardon from President Nixon." Then, says Sheridan, Hoffa will be in a position lo reassume control of the Teamsters union from frank Fitzsimmons. i Among those who tried (o help Hoffa were presidential aides John D. Ehrlichman and Murray Chotiner, Sheridan says in a book entitled The Fall and j liise of Jimmy Hoffa. Sheridan's claim that a group justice department lawyers have secretly been laying the groundwork for a presidential pardon was denied by a spokes- man for the department. SEES ALLIANCE "It's a simple said Sheridan in an interview, "that there's a terribly obvious politi- cal alliance between the admin- istration and the Teaiisters un- ion." He noted that Nixon drew Teamsters support last year, as in 1968. "There's no said the former FBI agent, "but what Hoffa still has trenemdous Teamsters, but amona the building trades as well. The ad- ministration has to see which way the wind blows. Right now, they've got it blowing both ways for them." Hoffa was imprisoned at Le- vrisburg, Pa., in March, 1967, on two was separate released convictions. He in December, 1971, on a grant of clemency case in Nashville. Tenn., in which he allegedly received hundreds of thousands of dol- lars in payoffs through a truck- ing company set up in his wife's maiden name. TiVO CONVICTIONS Although that 1962 trial ended in a hung jury, Hoffa was con- victed two years later of jury from President Nixon which tampering. Also in 1964, he was called Sun Valley, Inc. Sheridan said in the interview that justice department lawyers hive hoped to build a case for Hoffa's pardon by attempting to portray the Test Fleet case "as so unjust a prosecution that Hoffa could be said to have been justified in tampering with the jury." On a separate front, says stipulated that he refrain from j convicted on charges of de- Sheridan, former flTiite House union activity lor n years. frauding Lhe union's pension i aide Chotiner, labor department official Iwnald Nagle and foi- 1 mer chief of protocol Wiley Bu- chanan were involved in a i scheme by Boston Teamster i.Mck Morrissey, aimed at hav- ling Hoffa exonerated through i the courts. i In the book, Sheridan says j that he, Senator Robert Ken- nedy and Partin were targets of an assassination plot by Puerto j Rican Teamsters chief Frank Chavez in 1957. The author I writes thai Chavez got as jar as I Washington but was personally dissuaded by Hoffa. Chavez be- came a murder victim himself a few months later. Jealous stag kills GENOA, Italy 'API Keep- ers at the Villa Duchessa dl Galliera park near here said a stag killed a rival two yeari ago for love of a doe, then did his mate in recently for con> sorting with another stag. Ths jealous stag's name is Golden Horn. 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