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22 Aug 1957, Washington, DC, USA --- James R. Hoffa, heir-apparent to the Presidency of the giant Teamsters Union, as he appeared before Senate Rackets probers today. Investigators reported that they have been told that former heavyweight champion Joe Louis "was paid $2,500 to sit in the courtroom for two hours" during Hoffa's recent bribery-conspiracy trial. Hoffa, who was acquitted, told the committee: "If he was paid $2,500, he was not paid by Hoffa. I know nothing about it." --- Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS
22 Aug 1957, Washington, DC, USA — James R. Hoffa, heir-apparent to the Presidency of the giant Teamsters Union, as he appeared before Senate Rackets probers today. Investigators reported that they have been told that former heavyweight champion Joe Louis “was paid $2,500 to sit in the courtroom for two hours” during Hoffa’s recent bribery-conspiracy trial. Hoffa, who was acquitted, told the committee: “If he was paid $2,500, he was not paid by Hoffa. I know nothing about it.” — Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

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