In Being Oscar, one of Americaas most celebrated criminal defense attorneys recounts the stories and cases of his epic life. The Mafiaas go-to defender, he has tried an estimated 300 criminal cases, and won most of them. His roster of clients reads like a history of organized crime: Meyer Lansky, Nicky Scarfo, and aLeftya Rosenthal, as well as Mike Tyson and boxing promoter Don King, along with a midget, a dentist, and a federal judge. After thirty-five years as a defender, he ran for mayor of Las Vegas, and Americaas greatest Mob lawyer became the mayor of its sexiest city. He was so popular his image appeared on the $5, $25, and $100 chips. While mayor of Vegas, he starred on the screen in Rush Hour 2 and CSI. He is as large a character in the history of organized crime as any of his clients and as legendary a figure in the history of Las Vegas as the entrepreneurs (his friends and clients) who built the city. This is his astonishing storyathe truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.If that were true, I could use it to challenge his credibility. Not only had he gotten the money, Granby told me, but he had used some of it to buy his wife a $50, 000 Mercedes Benz. aAre you sure?a I asked. aIa#39;ll get you the VIN number of the car and you can check the registration, a he said. In a couple of ... When it was time for me to put on my defense, I recalled James as my first witness. The prosecution andanbsp;...
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