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Fri Feb 14, 2020, 11:02 PM

Charles 'Chuckie' O'Brien, Hoffa confidant and suspect, dies at 86


THE DETROIT NEWS | THE DETROIT NEWS
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The man who, for decades, called himself Jimmy Hoffa's foster son and who was believed to be involved in the disappearance of the labor leader has died.

Charles Lenton "Chuckie" O'Brien died Thursday, February 13, 2020 in Boca Raton, Fla., of a heart attack, according to his stepson Jack Goldsmith. He was 86.

Mr. O'Brien was a close aide and constant companion of the Teamsters Union leader in the 1950s, '60s and early '70s. And after Hoffa's mysterious disappearance on July 30, 1975, Mr. O'Brien became a leading suspect in the investigation after the government publicly accused him of picking up Hoffa and driving him to his death.

Goldsmith, a professor at Harvard Law School, announced the news on the blog he co-founded, "Lawfare."

Charles Lenton "Chuckie" O’Brien, who was a close confidant of Teamsters Union leader Jimmy Hoffa, and was later suspected in his death, died Thursday, February 13, 2020 in Boca Raton, Fla. at the age of 86.

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I remember him from decades ago at my dads "deer camp". I was no more than 15 at the time. Just saying.

RIP "Chuckie"!

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