The Corner

Where’s Jimmy?

Did you know that the federal government is still spending oodles of your tax dollars looking for the remains of Jimmy Hoffa? From the Detroit News:

The U.S. Justice Department paid $160,000 to the owners of a Milford Township horse farm to replace a barn the FBI removed last summer in a fruitless search for the remains of former Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa, records released under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act show.

The FBI paid another $65,000 to excavators, anthropologists and other contractors involved in the two-week search, the records released to The Detroit News show.

The $225,000 price tag for the search does not include salary or travel costs for what the FBI said at the time was 40 to 50 agents involved in the dig.

John J. Miller is the national correspondent for National Review and the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. His new book is Reading Around: Journalism on Authors, Artists, and Ideas.

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