Labor: No More String

In his decade-long duel with the Justice Department, Teamster Boss Jimmy Hoffa, 54, was tried six times and convicted twice, but he managed to avoid imprisonment while his lawyers strung out one appeal after another. Last week, as the Supreme Court turned down Hoffa's appeal of a 1964 jury-tampering conviction for the second time in three months, it looked as if the string had finally run out. Scarcely 48 hours after the court announced its decision, Federal Judge Frank Wilson ordered Hoffa to appear this week in Chattanooga, Tenn., site of the jury-tampering trial, to begin serving an eight-year prison...

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