LABOR: The Mouthpiece

Files and folders tucked in his arm, Detroit Labor Lawyer George S. (for Stephen) Fitzgerald, 56, strolled into the McClellan committee's high-ceilinged hearing room last week, as he has most days since the committee began to grill Teamster President James Riddle Hoffa and half a dozen Fitzgerald-represented Hoffa lieutenants. But this time the beet-faced, bulge-bellied barrister plopped himself not in the customary attorney's seat but in the red-leathered witness chair. For two days Witness Fitzgerald (without counsel) angrily denied that he had been furtive or unethical in carrying out sometimes strange assignments for which the Teamsters paid him $270,000...

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