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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Deceased gangster suggested Jimmy Hoffa is buried under the Pulaski Skyway




New evidence has emerged about Jimmy Hoffa’s possible fate.


His disappearance 40 years ago is one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in U.S. history, and now new evidence has emerged about Jimmy Hoffa’s possible fate.

A mobster who was believed to be involved in the labor boss’s disappearance suggested before he died last year that the feds were on the right track when they searched a New Jersey dump for Hoffa’s remains, a bombshell report says.

Investigative reporter Dan Moldea confirmed that the FBI searched the dump in 1975, looking for a 55-gallon drum they believed the Teamsters boss had been entombed in.

Moldea’s source was Phillip (Brother) Moscato, the mobbed-up owner of the toxic site under the Pulaski Skyway when it was dug up.

I ain’t telling you nothing. But I’m telling you that he (Hoffa) ain’t (at the farm).

Moldea revealed in a story being featured Thursday on the Web site Ganglandnews.com that he conducted several taped interviews of Moscato about the Hoffa case before the oldfella died of natural causes on Valentine’s Day 2014.

“I promised him (Moscato) I wasn’t going to cause him any trouble while he was alive,” Moldea told the Daily News.

Moscato, an associate of the Genovese crime family, confirmed that snitch Ralph Picardo told the FBI in 1975 that Hoffa was buried in a drum at the dump, Moldea said.

“They dug the dump up for three months,” Moscato said, according to the new report. “That was Hoffa in the 55-gallon drum. (Picardo) said a pickup truck brought . . . the truck in and Hoffa was in it and we buried him.”

Phillip (Brother) Moscato, pictured, said Jimmy Hoffa was buried in drum near Pulaski Skyway.

Although Picardo allegedly implicated Moscato as helping to dispose of Hoffa’s remains, the wily wiseguy does not explicitly admit he participated.

Moscato was a longtime associate of mob enforcer Salvatore "Sally Bugs" Briguglio, who has long been suspected of carrying out the hit on Hoffa.

Moscato was reminded that FBI agents had also dug up a farm owned by a Teamsters official in Wixom, Mich., where Hoffa was believed to have been slain.

Investigative reporter Dan Moldea confirmed that the FBI searched the dump near the Pulaski Skyway (pictured) in 1975, looking for a 55-gallon drum they believed the Teamsters boss had been entombed in.

“Put that to rest,” Moscato reportedly said in the interview. “I ain’t telling you nothing. But I’m telling you that he (Hoffa) ain’t (at the farm).”

Moldea told The News he believes Hoffa was shot dead on the farm and his body was driven to the Garden State in a truck for burial in the toxic soil.

Moldea writes that he also interviewed the husband and wife who lived on the Michigan farm at the time.


Moscato was reminded that FBI agents had also dug up a farm owned by a Teamsters official in Wixom, Mich., where Hoffa was believed to have been slain.

They told him a large hole had been dug on the property several weeks before Hoffa vanished and they observed cars speeding in the direction of the hole on the afternoon Hoffa was last seen alive at the Machus Red Fox restaurant in a suburb of Detroit. That’s where he was supposed to meet mob capo Anthony "Tony Jack" Giacalone and New Jersey Teamsters boss Anthony "Tony Pro" Provenzano.

“I have not solved the case,” Moldea, author of “The Hoffa Wars,” told The News. “I’ve put together the most reasonable scenario of what happened.”

Efforts to reach Moscato’s widow were not successful.

Besides the garbage dump and the farm, there have been reports over the past four decades that the corrupt labor leader’s body was buried under the west end zone of Giants Stadium in the Meadowlands, and incinerated in a garbage disposal plant.

Hoffa was declared legally dead in 1982. It is believed that the politically connected Hoffa was whacked by the Mafia because he refused to back off from trying to regain the presidency of the powerful Teamsters union.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/exclusive-new-evidence-emerges-jimmy-hoffa-fate-article-1.2308877


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