Press Release


LAS VEGAS (June 2015) – On Tuesday, July 14, at 7 p.m., The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement will host its next author talk featuring Paul Lieberman. Lieberman authored the book “Gangster Squad” and served as executive producer of the 2013 feature film of the same name, which starred Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling, Josh Brolin and Emma Stone.

“Gangster Squad” tells the compelling story of the elite unit of police officers who ruthlessly pursued notorious mobsters such as Mickey Cohen and Bugsy Siegel in 1940s and ‘50s Los Angeles. As Lieberman reveals in his book, “These detectives believed that sometimes the only way to enforce the law was to break it.” He will discuss highlights of his book, as well as insider anecdotes about working on the set of the film.

About Paul Lieberman

Paul Lieberman is a journalist with more than 24 years of experience at the Los Angeles Times and Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He has received dozens of journalism honors, most for his investigative projects, including the Robert F. Kennedy Awards Grand Prize, George Polk Award, Gerald Loeb Award, American Society of Newspaper Editors Award and Scripps Howard Foundation Award. He also shared in two Pulitzer Prizes at the Los Angeles Times. A native New Yorker, Lieberman is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Williams College and was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard, where he studied law and social history.

The Author Talk is free with Museum admission and free for Museum Members. For more information, go to or call (702) 229-2734.


The Mob Museum is a world-class destination in downtown Las Vegas dedicated to the thrilling story of organized crime and law enforcement. It presents an exciting and authentic view of the Mob’s impact on Las Vegas history and its unique imprint on the world. True stories of Mob history are brought to life in a bold and contemporary style via engaging exhibits, high-tech theater presentations and more than 885 artifacts, the largest collection of Mob and related law enforcement memorabilia under one roof. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of the “Best Places to Travel in 2015” by Travel + Leisure Magazine, “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times, one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine, “Las Vegas’ Best New Attractions for 2012” by Travel + Leisure magazine, “9 Reasons to Visit Las Vegas” by CNNgo, a finalist for the “Best Wider World Project Award,” by the British Guild of Travel Writers and “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine. Admission is $21.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for online purchase, children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, September through June; in July and August, hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit Connect on Facebook:, on Twitter: @TheMobMuseum and subscribe to the Museum’s Mobcast here.