Mob boss, Line 1! – 296th Edition

On Feb. 14, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, better known as the Mob Museum, will open its doors. It’s been a pet project of former mayor Oscar Goodman from the start, and he’s been an unabashed cheerleader for the attraction. But how will the museum that Goodman was so instrumental in bringing into existence depict Goodman’s own role in the battle between cops and capos? Will this former lawyer for organized crime figures be portrayed merely as a mob mouthpiece? Or more on the order of a kosher consigliere? Will Oscar’s image get kid-glove treatment because of his popularity as mayor emeritus, and because he’s also a member of the museum’s board of directors? Or will exhibits featuring Goodman provide an impartial, unvarnished look at Goodman’s relationships with the mafiosi he used to represent?

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