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Potential new lead uncovered as Ample Entertainment preps Jimmy Hoffa docuseries

A potential new lead in the search for the remains of former Teamster leader Jimmy Hoffa has arisen, in part through work completed on a premium docuseries from U.S. production company ...
November 22, 2021

A potential new lead in the search for the remains of former Teamster leader Jimmy Hoffa has arisen, in part through work completed on a premium docuseries from U.S. production company Ample Entertainment.

Ample, founded by Ari Mark and Phil Lott, is working on the series with producer Beaux Carson and journalist Dan Moldea, who has been investigating the Hoffa case for more than 45 years. With exclusive access to Moldea and his current work on the case, the Ample team documented a ground penetrating radar (GPR) test to geo-physically confirm rows of metal anomalies beneath the surface of a landfill site in New Jersey, which according to experts, resemble barrels.

Moldea said he was told by Frank Cappola, son of landfill owner Paul Cappola, that his father had said, just prior to his death, that he had buried the union boss’s body in a steel drum and that “unidentified people” brought the corpse to the site. Frank Cappola passed away in 2020.

The findings from the Ample shoot were then supplied to the FBI. The bureau has subsequently confirmed to various news outlets that it had visited the site in October.

“When it comes to Hoffa, Dan is the guy,”Mark said in a statement. “Despite all odds, he has never stopped searching for the truth behind Hoffa’s disappearance. We’re thrilled that the FBI is finally listening, and I’m honored to be documenting the journey.”

Hoffa was one of the most powerful labor organizers in the U.S. for decades, working as the president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters from 1957 to 1971. Throughout his career, the labor leader was often accused of being associated with organized crime. In 1975, Hoffa suddenly disappeared and his body has never been discovered. His disappearance has been linked to the Mafia, and Hoffa was declared legally dead in 1982.

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