(Most of this is non fictional, but some parts are made up to lead to the 2013 narrative)
The Syndicate 1950-1970
Bernie Silver was a leading crime boss in the London underworld of the 1950s to 1970s, active in prostitution, pornography and racketeering. He has been described as "a working-class East Ender with a taste for fine restaurants and flashy clothes."
Silver's rise to prominence began with the absorption of the remants of the Messina Brothers prostitution operation into what came to be known as "The Syndicate", a criminal organization headed principally by Silver and "Big Frank" Mifsud. During the heyday of the Syndicate (1967–1972), most of the Metropolitan Police Obscene Publications Squad were in its pay, including the squad's head, Detective Chief Superintendent Bill Moody.
Silver's influence began to wane as the 1970s wore on, a decline prompted by major investigations into police corruption that by the end of 1972 had led to the resignation of eighty detectives. The discovery of a detailed ledger of the Syndicate's police payoffs during a raid on the home of Silver associate Jimmy Humphreys led to the dismissal or forced retirement of hundreds of Metropolitan Police officers; corruption trials in 1976-77 resulted in thirteen detectives—including two ex-Commanders, the highest-ranking British police officers ever to be convicted of corruption—being sentenced to a total of 90 years in prison.
Silver himself was convicted in 1975 of the murder of Tommy "Scarface" Smithson, but later cleared on appeal.
One thing that was not documented in the books is that Bernie had a son, left to him by a vengeful ex, Bernie raised this son, his name, was David Silva.
The Syndicate 2013
At the age of 33, David and his closest companion John (son of Big Frank Mifsud) left England to begin their journey to the land of the free, and the criminals, USA. Using a cargo plane being sent by the True IRA to import drugs and weapons, David and John immigrated to the home of organised crime and corruption, Liberty City. Here they begun plans to remodel, and bring back their fathers creation, The Syndicate. This is where our story begins, our journey begins, our uprising begins...
|Rank||GTAForum Name||Chosen Name||Gamertag|
|Founder||The Syndicate||David "Chaos" Silva||Private|
|Co-Founder||Athletic Santa||Big John||The Shoeburglar|
|Head of Security||-||-||-|
As a fairly new clan, the main thing we will be doing until we get at least 5 members is training and recruiting. Once we have enough members, things will really begin to kick off. Their will be weekly events and meetings. As well as daily gaming as a gang. Whether it is fun custom games together, going on to Freemode together, or playing competitively with or against other gangs.
|Age (Optional)||Answer Here|
|Xbox Live Gamertag||Answer Here|
|Do you have a Headset?||Answer Here|
|Time Zone||Answer Here|
|What type of skills will YOU bring to The Syndicate?||Answer Here|
|How often do you visit GTAForums?||Answer Here|
|What is you gang experience, summarised?||Answer Here|
|Anything else you might want to add||Answer Here|
|[tableb] [th][SIZE=5]Questions[/SIZE][/th] [td][SIZE=5]Answers[/SIZE][/td] [/tr] [tr] [th]Username(GTAF)[/th] [td] Answer Here [/td] [/tr] [tr] [th]Age (Optional)[/th] [td] Answer Here [/td] [/tr] [tr] [th]Xbox Live Gamertag[/th] [td] Answer Here [/td] [/tr] [tr] [th]Do you have a Headset?[/th] [td] Answer Here [/td] [/tr] [tr] [th]Time Zone[/th] [td] Answer Here [/td] [/tr] [tr] [th]What type of skills will YOU bring to The Syndicate?[/th] [td] Answer Here [/td] [/tr] [tr] [th]How often do you visit GTAForums?[/th] [td] Answer Here [/td] [/tr] [tr] [th]What is you gang experience, summarised?[/th] [td] Answer Here [/td] [/tr] [tr] [th]Anything else you might want to add[/th] [td] Answer Here [/td] [/tr] [/tableb]|
More content and detail on the way, just needed to have this uploaded first