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Monday Sep 11, 2023
Monday Sep 11, 2023
Undoubtedly, one of the most colorful characters in the history of Las Vegas is Oscar Goodman.
Oscar has been a part of the Vegas scene since the mid-60's when he moved to town to practice law and ended up with some of the most notorious organized crime figures on his client list including Frank "Lefty" Rosenthal & Tony "The Ant" Spilotro. Following his time as a defense attorney, he successfully ran for mayor, going on to serve three terms. He had a cameo - as himself - in the film, "Casino" starring Robert DeNiro & Joe Pesci. And, he even contemplated a run for Governor of Nevada.
Now, in his mid-80's, he's the subject of a new podcast series.
Season 3 of Mobbed Up - The Fight For Las Vegas focuses on the life & times of Oscar Goodman.
Joining for for this episode, and making his second appearance on the podcast is John Katsilometes, columnist for the Las Vegas Review-Journal who's also serving as host for this season of Mobbed Up.
John & I discussed what went into creating this season of Mobbed Up, how he convinced Oscar to be a part of the podcast, and how many hours he spent sitting with Oscar collecting his stories.
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