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Dig for Hoffa could cost up to $500K

May 23, 2006

The search for the remains of former Teamsters president Jimmy Hoffa will cost a minimum of six figures and will likely top $250,000, according to several federal officials. While it is the federal government spending the money, officials concede that federal criminal charges in the case are unlikely. Law professor and former federal prosecutor Peter Henning said the search seems like an FBI mission. "I get the feeling the U.S. attorney's office is willing to say to the FBI, 'If you want it, you got it.' This would make someone's career. Everyone wants to play the lottery," he said.