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G. Robert Blakey speaks in the courtroom at the Mob Museum in downtown Las Vegas Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012.

By Tovin Lapan, Las Vegas Sun

On Nov. 15, 1950 — 62 years ago — the Kefauver committee stopped in Las Vegas for one of several hearings exploring organized crime in America.

The U.S. Senate Special Committee to Investigate Crime in Interstate Commerce as the Kefauver committee was officially known, met in 14 cities. The Las Vegas hearing took place in the courthouse that today serves as the home of the Mob Museum.

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