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  Authorities link ex-Tennessee governor to killing of Jimmy Hoffa associate
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News DateThursday, June 10, 2021 03:15:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionAuthorities in Tennessee cracked the 42-year-old cold case involving the murder of an associate of union boss Jimmy Hoffa, linking his death to the state's former governor who at the time was involved in a massive political scandal.

Hamilton County District Attorney Neal Pinkston revealed the facts of the case during a press conference on Wednesday, concluding that former Tennessee Gov. Ray Blanton (D) paid a known bank robber to kill Samuel Pettyjohn, who was a close ally of Hoffa, after he agreed to cooperate with FBI agents investigating the state's "cash-for-clemency" scandal.
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