Should taxpayers have footed the bill for a $42 million Las Vegas museum dedicated to organized crime?

Former Las Vegas mayor and mob lawyer Oscar Goodman thinks so, and after shaking taxpayers down for tens of millions of dollars, he called critics of the project "monkeys" — among other things.

Undeterred by the former mayor's ad hominem attacks, the Taxpayer Protection Alliance and the Nevada Policy Research Institute called attention to this egregious example of government waste.

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