National Affairs: Whose Goose?

Indicted by a federal grand jury in Washington last week: James Riddle Hoffa, 44, a vice president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, boss of the teamsters' powerful Central Conference, with headquarters in Detroit, and challenger to I.B.T. President Dave Beck. The charges, all based on Hoffa's offer of $18,000 and payment of $3,000 for documents filched from the McClellan committee files (TIME, March 25): 1) bribery, with a possible penalty of three years' imprisonment and a fine of three times the bribe total; 2) conspiracy, five years and $10,000; 3) obstruction of justice, five years and $5,000. Listed among 24...

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