Mr. Frederick B. Lacey
Office of the Independent Administrator
c/o LeBoeuf, Lamb, Leiby & MacRae
VIA TELEFAX 201-622-6693
Gateway Center I, Suite 603
Newark, New Jersey 17102-5311
Re: Application LXVI
Dear Judge Lacey:
I am in receipt of the Application LXVI. As i originally informed you, please be advised that the charges filed which attack your integrity as an attorney were filed without my knowledge or approval. At no time did I ever authorize or direct anyone to claim that you were involved in any way in any alleged breach of fiduciary duty as an attorney or officer of the Court.
You should also be advised that at no time did I ever authorize or have knowledge that anyone intended to send any internal Union charges filed by the Local Union to any individuals outside the Union, like the Attorney General, etc.
You should be advised that I hold you in the highest regard and have not in any participated in make any outrageous statements regarding your conduct or character.
To the extent that I can, I would like to apologize that if anything that has been done by anybody at Local 707, without my knowledge, has caused you any embarrassment or discomfort.
Very truly yours,
James P. Hoffa
cc: Judge David N. Edelstein
Edward T. Ferguson, III, AUSA
James T. Grady, Esq.
Gary Witlen, Esq.
Richard Gilberg, Esq.
Marilyn Falik, Honest Ballot Association
Attorney General United States, William Barr
Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee
Chairman, House Judiciary Committee
American Bar Association
United States Department of Justice, Office of Professional Responsibility
Secretary of Labor