July 25, 1962 - James R. Hoffa, Teamsters president, was described by Senate investigators today as a man with a callous disregard of whether his own union members were robbed by their officers. The Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations said in a report that “Hoffa’s attitude was one of defiant indifference to the interests of the rank-and-file members of Local 239, whose treasury was being exploited and misused by corrupt and dishonest officials.” Local 239 was described as part of the rackets empire of Antonio (Tony Ducks) Corallo of New York. Mr. Hoffa, in Dayton, Ohio for a teamsters convention, said the report “is a complete fabrication and a lie.” He challenged the subcommittee chairman, Sen. John L. McClellan, Democrat of Arkansas, to make the statements outside the immunity of the Senate. Mr. Hoffa added that Senator McClellan is anti-labor.
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