James R. Hoffa, former president of the Teamsters Union, testifies at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on parole procedures, in Washington, Oct. 19, 1972. (AP Photo)
Updated: Tuesday, 25 Aug 2009, 9:28 AM EDT
Published : Tuesday, 25 Aug 2009, 9:28 AM EDT
HARTLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - An author says a handgun that an ex-convict claims was used to kill Jimmy Hoffa has been turned over to the FBI by one of the former Teamsters boss' family members.
Dan Moldea of Washington, D.C., author of "The Hoffa Wars," tells The Detroit News 60-year-old Ted Lee Stall also says he witnessed Hoffa's burial at a farm in Hartland Township, about 40 miles west-northwest of Detroit.
Moldea says Stall's credibility is "completely suspect." Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton says Stall is a "serial flim-flam artist."
Hoffa disappeared from outside the Machus Red Fox Restaurant in the Detroit suburb of Bloomfield Township on July 30, 1975.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew Schneider and FBI Special Agent Sandra Berchtold declined to comment.