November 27, 2019 — The Detroit FBI office doesn’t dismiss new revelations in the search for Jimmy Hoffa’s remains, according to sources in federal law enforcement. One person directly connected to the ongoing investigation calls the recent tip that the slain Teamsters boss was buried in a mob-owned New Jersey landfill “intriguing,” and something that “needs to be taken seriously.”

The never-cracked Hoffa case is the subject of a new highly-acclaimed Martin Scorsese Netflix movie called The Irishman based on a book about Delaware Teamster and mob hit man Frank (The Irishman) Sheeran who made a near-death confession in 2003 that he killed Hoffa in Michigan. Frequent Scorsese collaborator Robert DeNiro plays Sheeran and Al Pacino plays Hoffa in the film.

Author Dan Moldea, the world’s leading expert on the Hoffa case, got New Jersey mobster Phillip (Brother) Moscato to admit to him in the final weeks of his life back in 2014 that he had Hoffa buried at his PJP Landfill in Jersey City, Jersey. Just this past week, Moldea reported that Paul Cappola, the son of Moscato’s former business partner, has pointed him to a place on the property – now a park and nature preserve – where Cappola father told him Hoffa was laid to rest.

The FBI searched PJP Landfill in the 1970s and came up empty. Sources tell Gangster Report that the Detroit FBI office has been in touch with the New Jersey office regarding the new theory several times since the news broke last Thursday. The feds last dug for Hoffa in 2013 on an old farm in Oakland Township, Michigan once owned by Detroit mob bosses.

Hoffa, 62, went missing from a suburban Detroit restaurant parking lot on the afternoon of July 30, 1975 on his way to meet Detroit mafia street boss Anthony (Tony Jack) Giacalone and New Jersey mob capo Anthony (Tony Pro) Provenzano for a sit down. He was never seen again and the investigation into his disappearance and murder remains open. At the time of his kidnapping and slaying, Hoffa was squabbling with his former supporters in the mafia over his desire to return to the Teamsters presidency, a post he had held for 13 years, but relinquished to get out of a prison sentence early via a White House pardon. The mystery surrounding his whereabouts over the past four and a half decades has reached mythic proportions and is firmly embedded in pop culture as the most famous unsolved crime in American history.

Today, the FBI still considers solving the case a top priority even though most, if not all, the perpetrators are now dead themselves. Agents don’t give the Sheeran confession espoused in the new film any validity.

The common belief amongst investigators is that Hoffa was kidnapped by Vito (Billy Jack) Giacalone, Tony Jack’s younger brother and a fellow mob power in Detroit, and executed at a house in Bloomfield Township, Michigan owned by Tocco-Zerilli crime family soldier Carlo Licata. The Giacalone brothers were Hoffa’s longtime contacts in the mafia and had held sit downs with Hoffa at the Licata house on several occasions in the last couple years of his life. Per sources with intimidate knowledge of the investigation, for years the feds firmly believed that either Billy Giacalone or Tony Pro lieutenant, Salvatore (Sally Bugs) Briguglio served as the triggerman in the Hoffa hit. More recently, some agents have gravitated towards another theory that has then-Detroit mob soldier Anthony (Tony Pal) Palazzolo shooting, bludgeoning or garroting Hoffa to death.

According to Moldea’s interviews with Brother Moscato and Paul Cappola, he names Sally Bugs Briguglio as the hit man in Hoffa’s murder. Moscato was a prolific east coast loan shark and valued member of the Provenzano crew, which represented the Jersey wing of New York’s Genovese crime family.

Briguglio was gunned down gangland style in Manhattan’s Little Italy neighborhood in 1978. Palazzolo died of stomach cancer in Detroit last January. He was caught on an FBI wire in 1992 discussing his role in the hit and in the months after disappeared agents received a tip that Hoffa was buried on property owned by Tony Pal’s father in Detroit’s Downriver region. In subsequent years, Palazzolo rose up the ranks of the Tocco-Zerilli crime family, becoming a capo and then consigliere of the notoriously-stealthy organization.

Most FBI agents theorize Hoffa’s body was disposed of at one of multiple incinerators the Detroit mob owned and/or had access to at sanitation companies and funeral homes scattered across the city. The Irishman depicts Hoffa’s body being cremated. Sheeran claimed he shot Hoffa in the back of the head at a house in Northwest Detroit. Investigators scrubbed the house for Hoffa’s DNA in 2004 but didn’t find a match.

Moldea was told by Brother Moscato that after Hoffa was clipped at a private residence in Detroit, his body was transported to New Jersey on a Gateway Transportation truck so he could be buried at Moscato’s trash dump. Gateway Transportation was owned by Teamsters goon and Detroit mob associate Roland (Big Mac) McMaster, a former key ally-turned-arch-enemy of Hoffa’s. McMaster of natural causes died in 2007, less than two years removed from a fruitless FBI dig for Hoffa’ remains at his former property (the Hidden Dreams Ranch) in Commerce Township, Michigan.

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