January 15, 1995 in Nation/World

Cancer Claims Hoffa Investigator

Associated Press

Walter Sheridan, a key federal investigator in the prosecution of former Teamsters President James R. Hoffa, has died of lung cancer at age 69.

When John Kennedy became president in 1961, Sheridan headed a team of Justice Department attorneys that described itself as the “Get Hoffa Squad.”

Hoffa was convicted in 1964 of jury tampering. He disappeared in July 1975 four years after his release from federal prison.

Sheridan also played key roles in the senatorial and presidential campaigns of the Kennedys.

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