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Former Vegas mayor, Philly-bred Oscar Goodman, ‘kidded myself that it couldn’t happen here’

October 7, 2017 GMT

By Staff

LAS VEGAS — Oscar Goodman sat Thursday on the couch in the corner of his downtown steakhouse — Oscar’s Beef, Booze and Broads — framed by a plate-glass window with a view of the huge Plaza Casino sign in the city’s famed downtown district.

In his oversized pinstriped suit, the mob lawyer who cut his teeth in Philadelphia courtrooms — and rose to become a three-term mayor of Las Vegas known for shameless flamboyance, the occasional controversy, and an unflagging loquaciousness — was, for once, at a loss for words.

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