If you’re a true crime junkie, you’re going to love The Rise and Fall of Nashville Lawyer Tommy Osborne: Kennedy Convictions by William L. Tabac.
If you’re a Hoffa followist, you’re going to love this book.
If you are neither, you should still read this book.
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Forget everything you know or think you know about Hoffa, his life, his disappearance, or the aftermath. Forget the Irishman or any other Hoffa related viewing material you have seen or read.
You’re going to want to read this with an open mind. The author, William L. Tabac does an excellent job of reporting facts thanks to his time as a lawyer, and a law clerk who was allowed to review the Hoffa cases. It is very cut and dry with no fluff. It’s not written like your typical crime scene fiction or your favorite true crime. It’s very Hemingway like with facts and figures. More historical and reference than fluff. For that, it’s a quick read.
It’s a book about a Nashville lawyer, Tommy Osborn, first. Osborn was one of Hoffa’s attorney’s, that’s the second part of the tale. This book unveils the details of the conflict with Robert F. Kennedy (the Attorney General at the time) and Hoffa which eventually leads to the disbarment of Osborn.
This is the part of the Hoffa story the movies, documentaries, and television shows are not airing. It’s a part of the history of Hoffa that everyone should know.
Jury tampering transcripts? Got those. Deep diving? Does that. Without giving away any spoilers, I can say this – if you want historical, documented, proven facts on what happened during the Hoffa trial, you will find so many missing puzzle pieces here.
Was the jury tampered with? Was the mob involved? Was the judicial system paid to sway one way or another? Who was on Hoffa’s payroll and who was on Kennedy’s? You’re going to have to read to find out.