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Oscar Goodman, the celebrated Las Vegas criminal defense lawyer known for representing organized crime figures, came within an eyelash of being elected the town’s next mayor. By capturing 49 percent of the vote in the May 4 primary, Goodman barely missed a hands down victory, and instead will now face Councilman Arnie Adamsen in a June 8 runoff. Adamsen, with 29 percent of the vote, came in second in a nine-candidate field. As for Goodman’s reputation having been built on representing mobsters, the mayoral hopeful insisted he was proud of his legal work. “I’ve kept the system honest,” he said.

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