November 23, 2019 — Frank Cappola, the son of one-time New Jersey mob associate Paul Cappola, has told legendary investigative journalist Dan Moldea where he believes the remains of slain Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa lie. Cappola has steered Moldea to a specific piece of land at the former site of the PJP Landfill in Jersey City, New Jersey that his dad clued him on as to where the famous missing labor chief was put into the ground.
For years, PJP was owned by Paul Cappola and Genovese crime family lieutenant Philip (Brother) Moscato. Today, it is a public park and wildlife conservatory. Moldea describes the place where Frank Cappola says Hoffa’s bones are as the size of a “small little league baseball field.” The FBI searched PJP in the 1970s however came up empty.
Hoffa, 62, vanished from a Bloomfield Township, Michigan restaurant parking lot on July 30, 1975 after squabbling with the mafia over his desire to reclaim the Teamsters union presidency – he had stepped down five years earlier in order to secure an early-release from federal prison on a fraud conviction via a pardon from the Nixon White House. His body has never been found and he was declared legally dead in 1982.
Moldea, the world’s leading expert on the Hoffa case and author of the best-selling book Hoffa Wars, first broke the news of the iconic labor boss being buried at the PJP property in 2015, following extensive interviews with Brother Moscato himself before he died of cancer the year before. But Moscato wouldn’t tell Moldea the exact location of the body.
Brother Moscato’s son, Philip Moscato, Jr., came forth to Moldea and Fox News Channel’s Eric Shawn last week and went on-record saying his father told him where Hoffa was laid to rest and it was the second of two burial spots in New Jersey. The elder Moscato was a mega loanshark and mob soldier in the Genovese family’s Jersey crew ran by Anthony (Tony Pro) Provenzano, a Teamsters power on the east coast and longtime suspect in the case.
On the day Hoffa went missing, he was on his way to meet Provenzano and Detroit mob street boss Anthony (Tony Jack) Giacalone for a sit down. Provenzano and Hoffa were feuding and Giacalone, whose wife was a cousin of Tony Pro’s, had brokered the meeting that in fact turned out to be a ruse to lure Hoffa to his execution. Giacalone was Hoffa’s direct contact in the mob dating back to the 1950s being that both were Detroiters.
According to what Brother Moscato told his son and Moldea, Tony Jack’s brother, Detroit mob capo Vito (Billy Jack) Giacalone, picked Hoffa up from the Red Fox restaurant on the afternoon of July 30, 1975 and took him to a nearby house in the Detroit suburbs where he was shot to death by Tony Pro’s right-hand man, Salvatore (Sally Bugs) Briguglio, a known mafia hit man. Hoffa’s body was then stuck into a 55-gallon drum and transported in a Gateway Transportation truck to Moscato’s Jersey City dump. Moscato, Jr. says his father told him the body was moved from its first resting spot after Provenzano’s driver, Ralph (Little Ralphie) Piccardo, entered the Witness Protection Program, and buried somewhere else. He also said Provenzano wanted Hoffa’s body brought back to New Jersey as a “trophy.”
Moscato co-owned the PJP dump with Paul Cappola and John Hanley, a local political figure. This past September, Frank Cappola reached out to Moldea and took him to the spot his dad told him was Hoffa’s final resting place – per the younger Cappola his father confessed to him in 1989. Paul Cappola died of cancer in 2008.
The storied and much-speculated upon Hoffa mystery has blasted back into the headlines this fall with the release of the Martin Scorsese helmed-film The Irishman, unfurling the questionable story of Delaware Teamsters boss Frank (The Irishman) Sheeran and his boast that he was the triggerman in Hoffa’s slaying. Robert DeNiro plays Sheeran and Al Pacino is cast as Hoffa in the film. The source material for the movie was the 2004 book, I Heard You Paint Houses by Sheeran’s attorney, Charlie Brandt. In the book, Sheeran, who died in the months before it was released, speculates Hoffa’s body was disposed of at a Detroit area incinerator.
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