Charismatic Las Vegas Mob Lawyer Mayor Pens Memoir

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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LAS VEGAS (AP) - Oscar Goodman ran Las Vegas for 12 years with a showgirl on his arm and a martini in his fist.

A former mob lawyer, he promoted his city and himself with antics that lent credibility to his self-given title of "happiest mayor in the universe."

Now, two years into a semi-retirement, Goodman has written a memoir about his career representing figures out of Martin Scorsese films, his three terms in office and his continuing role as Sin City's cheerleader-in-chief.

Weinstein Books released "Being Oscar: From Mob Lawyer to Mayor of Las Vegas - Only in America" on Tuesday.

The book does not contain any real bombshells. Instead, it reads like a fun, relaxed tour of Las Vegas from the mob era to the present day.

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