Mob-lawyer-turned-Las-Vegas-mayor Oscar Goodman is out with his memoir Being Oscar, and "the most colorful and candid material in the book is about his notorious clientele" including Genovese associate Meyer Lansky, casino boss Lefty Rosenthal and Chicago Outfit enforcer Tony Spilotro as reported by George Knapp for KLAS.
Goodman insists that although he defended mobsters he never was a mob consigliere:
"None of my clients ever asked, should they kill anybody," Goodman said. "Nobody said, should we burglarize this? Some of my detractors would have me as a consigliere, but the truth is, they did not consult with me. They protected me. They did need me, and they needed me to be straight."8 News NOW