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Very interesting and gentlemen has just joined me here on the at that that fox is back from -- -- here he's known -- the mom's lawyer.
That's that's an introduction itself we should just stop right there for more than three decades Oscar Goodman was the go to defense attorney for some of the biggest gangsters in America.
Meyer Lansky Anthony Tony the -- The low slot from.
Knicks -- said bella -- the animal for a while now without would you -- that you warned the former three -- airport Las Vegas.
You have chronicled all of this and that.
One big book I have beating Oscar from mob lawyer to mayor of Las Vegas.
As the saying says only -- Only in America is right now I guess I've had a great ride.
Practice criminal law in Las Vegas for 35 years traveling around the country.
Representing these people who were called mobsters.
I don't get them there as well reputed -- -- -- I know -- oh yeah Dobson of innocence in this country and and -- they were found guilty then they remain reputed instead of mobster.
Having done that for 35 years I thought it was time to do something a little different.
You have said to my wife and four children listen you know -- like to run for mayor of Las Vegas.
And keep the system on -- from the inside.
And the we take a vote whenever we affect one another and I was.
Making a lot of money yet practicing criminal law in the mayor's job pay 48000 dollars so they were entitled to a vote.
My wife and staying at a four children vote afforded nothing against me.
No outstanding college loans either and I said why they said -- there's no way you can win you have more baggage in the sky caps out of the -- advise a very kind of thing.
Well let's go this way when I was a mayor whenever we had a groundbreaking -- I shook a little bit I didn't know who was going to be dugout.
Why don't why did you write the book what are you hoping to get -- You know.
I've had such an interesting life in the sense I don't think there's ever been anybody with my background of the -- presenting these reputed mobsters and being involved with these -- high profile cases who then ran for mayor of a major city.
I think there's a story to be told and then of course the captor is.
At the end of my twelve years because I was term limited I couldn't run anymore -- -- mid American history.
I swore in my wife has my successor first have any.
Number out there and in this got a good version must've liked the idea of being added in City Hall -- for the threat that she likes the idea that she could -- parking.
There she is is right I think if you like steady she couldn't park in front of a fire I do not get a ticket while I mean that's one of the -- you have as a matter.
It -- -- pretty interesting you said that when you defended the mob guys.
But you say the guys in white hats were the ones breaking the laws in almost every case why is that.
No idea I tried my case is a certain way I -- I rarely put a client on the witness stand that I rarely wanted to hear from the client their side of the story because.
Ordinarily they didn't know what they did or didn't do -- for the technicality of the law.
So I -- the government then all of my cases.
I make sure that they were to follow the United States constitution.
Make sure that the bill of rights was going to be complied with and not engaged in prosecutorial misconduct.
And if I was -- -- successful they weren't entitled.
To a verdict of guilty.
If they did all those things and my client that was found guilty they never complained but rarely.
Was I in a case where the white -- the good guys the government.
Turned out to be the big guys at the end of the case they were the bad guys and they were the ones have.
What was it kind of a case of the ends justifies the means as far as the government the government that's all I'll never forget.
That clue that in my opinion a clear violation of the Fourth Amendment.
Protections -- against unreasonable searches and seizures.
The the -- -- -- slide.
I mean they've four cops -- because they wanted to get a reputed -- -- dealer and they lied through their teeth.
And I was very very lucky because my client who was a black gentleman.
Sitting next to me he says -- -- were white cops I said the -- if you're black Fella.
They're gonna believe the four white cops to be quiet let me do my thing of their -- and mr.
Goodman their lives well.
-- Was examining them and all their stories fit.
-- -- -- And he said the lion and you -- the people in the band.
They'll tell you that they're -- lie -- -- and this is in the -- -- yeah they're and -- so what -- -- what people in the -- says you know the pilot.
And the flight attendants when they get off the plane they get into that they and they go to a motel they saw everything.
So I took time out to the judge.
I said I think that's something that they could really affect the judge's determination on this case could I have a continuance he -- -- until the next day.
We ran down the pilot.
We found out what -- that he was -- -- for the flight that the cops were waiting to to arrest somebody on men and I call them up in San Francisco.
And I said I'm Oscar Goodman I'm representing so and so and that he says you may have seen something in this guy says it was like Miami Vice.
Says they did they threw this guy down on the ground they put cuffs on him they kicked them they roughed them up and how -- they went into the trunk.
And all the cops are testifying.
baker than we take you may we go into the part certainly well I knew nobody ever called metadata mr.
-- Well you've got quite a legacy in in Las Vegas you're near I would just -- you've been like rush hour to all of films and TV shows how well what really got -- Rush rush hour visit Las Vegas yeah dvd of rush hour two I scared him because I was on the cutting room floor and I called them up and I said.
Do you know why -- you know who I represented as cared so much I got in the dvd.
But -- my favorite story is there a after all that was said and done in the movie Angel played.
They told me that it was going to be an exotic thriller.
It's an erotic thriller and I am in that movie.
And an added that -- the book is called I'm I'm afraid that you now know -- say that is being Oscar being Oscar.
From mob lawyer to mayor of Las Vegas only in America Oscar Goodman thank you very much for a -- period of up because boy your that you're never without really that that they've added martini glass -- the -- -- well is that it I've ever make sure that -- people know that that's part of the legacy all item Oscar Goodman when I grew up I wanna be like Oscar Goodman.
-- -- you very much -- dot com live.
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