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    :: Tuesday, November 14, 2006 ::

    The Hoffa Files: How This Tough Guy Made Las Vegas - By George Knapp, LasVegasNOW
    Hoffa appointed mob-connected businessman Allen Dorfman to administer the pension fund, which started making large loans to Las Vegas. Millions in Teamster dollars helped elderly mob figure Moe Dalitz to expand his casinos, including the Desert Inn and Stardust and to build Sunrise Hospital and the Boulevard Mall. Pension fund millions built Caesars Palace, Circus Circus, and many other resorts.

    Former federal organized crime strike force prosecutor Stan Hunterton said, 'It got the town started, before banks would loan money, before Wall Street and public debt funds were available, that's where you got money to start building casinos.'

    Charles Brandt/author and former prosecutor said, 'But for Jimmy Hoffa, I don't think any of this would have happened.'
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