Edward Grady Partin on Threats Following Testifying Against Jimmy Hoffa
KLFY Channel 10 Lafayette
Place Covered: Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, Southwest Region, Louisiana, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana
Copyright Holder: Louisiana Department of State
Date Issued: 1967-10-23
Subjects: O'Hara, Malcolm | LABOR MOVEMENT | Labor Management Commission of Inquiry | Gill, James "Buddy," 1914-2000 | Altex Company | Partin, Edward Grady Sr., 1924-1990 | Hoffa, James Riddle "Jimmy," 1913-? | Strate, Zachary "Red" | Stevens, Roland | International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) | Heck, Wallace
- Partin, Edward Grady Interviewee
Interview with Edward Grady Partin about threats made on his life after testifying against Jimmy Hoffa. Partin states that the last threat was 10 days ago, and before that 18 months earlier. He attributes the threats to testifying against Hoffa and that the people responsible result from a combination of factors, including: Judge O'Hara, Buddy Gill, and Red Strate meeting with the general treasurer of the Teamsters Union; the Altex Company of Roland Stevens and Wallace Heck; and Stevens running for governor and suddenly withdrawing, making a deal with Governor McKeithen to intervene in the former Labor Management Commission of Inquiry. Partin states that the bribes were both local and out of state, with the figure growing from $30,000 to $1,000,000.