Justice is Slow, But Hoffa Finally Pays

May 9, 2007: Justice was slow but Hoffa and his slate have finally been forced to pay over $100,000 that they failed to pay employers during the 2006 election campaign. On March 28 the Election Supervisor ordered the Hoffa campaign to pay in full, with interest (2007 ESD 407).

Hoffa had tried to convert the debt to employer contributions, but TDU attorney Barbara Harvey successfully argued that it would be illegal.

Hoffa’s attorney (and son), David Hoffa, first tried to deceive the Election Supervisor by claiming that Hoffa’s running mates had all contributed the maximum allowed. The Election Supervisor proved that most of these rich officials had actually contributed zero or close to it, after they pressured local officials to pony up plenty.

After the March 2007 General Executive Board meeting, Hoffa’s running mates were told they would have to pay up. The meeting turned into a shouting match, because some International officials had been lied to about who donated what. Then they saw the truth, as calculated by the Election Supervisor. Read more: www.tdu.org/hoffamustpay.

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