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  • Gambling Goodman

    By Amy Klein

    May 16, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Oscar Goodman sure likes his Beefeater.

    So much so that this Las Vegas mayor had proposed to become a spokesman for the gin company for $100,000. The money, Goodman promised, would go to the city coffers.

    On a November Friday afternoon, just a day after news of the Beefeater...

  • Former Synagogue President (and Mob Lawyer) Elected Mayor of Las Vegas

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 17, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    A flamboyant underworld attorney and former synagogue president was elected mayor of Las Vegas by a landslide, according to the final results from last Tuesday's vote.

    Oscar Goodman, 59, gained fame and considerable wealth representing top mobsters, as well as such celebrities as...