Being Oscar

Being Oscar

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In Being Oscar, one of Americaa€™s most celebrated criminal defense attorneys recounts the stories and cases of his epic life. The Mafiaa€™s 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 a€œLeftya€ 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 Americaa€™s 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 storya€”the 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. a€œAre you sure?a€ I asked. a€œIa#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;...

Title:Being Oscar
Author:Oscar Goodman
Publisher:Weinstein Publishing - 2013-05-21


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