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"Good, good you got here.." (1st Read)
Forum » The Mercanti Family Network » Downtown Cab Co.
Joined: 1st Feb 2014
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19th Feb 2014

*You drive up towards East Vinewood. The view is great and its an interesting area with a mix of people. You drive past the Lost MC's hangout and see them standing out there in numbers. You figure you will be driving further down the road but you see the Cab Co. and realize your here. You pull in, park, and head towards the door. Inside you find yuor self speaking with an interesting fellow who seems to be a Mechanic of some sort*

"Hey good, good you got here.. This is an interesting part of town to work, and work is what we had you come up here for. This area is ran by Xplosmo a Mademan, but he is not only a Mademan, word is he is a Personal Adviser to the Don, the Consiglieri of the Family. He is a drunkard but dont let that fool you, he is sharp as a tac and ruthless in business. He runs the Union Rackets for the Family in fact.. So do well here and it certainly wont hurt your career"

*You nod your head and ask what jobs need to be done*

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Last Edit: 19th Feb 2014 by Aldo Mercanti PC
Joined: 18th Mar 2014
Rank: Associate
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18th Mar 2014

Dear, Director of Downtown Cab Co.

I'm an experienced Taxi Driver and i want to offer my activity to spent in your Company.

Joined: 5th Feb 2014
Rank: Honoured Mercanti
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15th Apr 2014

5th Mar

Hey knucklehead.
Recently i've taken this lovely little armpit of the city under my wing. Now, the first thing you would have noticed is that the place is absolutely crawling with filthy goddamn bikers. I can't count the amount of times me and the lost have exchanged carbombs and gunfire. And i can count, buddy. I passed ninth grade math, unlike the don. He's more of a people person, but don't you fucking tell anyone i said that. Anyway, here's what i got for ya. Have a read over these jobs, and let me know what you're interested in.

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Joined: 5th Feb 2014
Rank: Honoured Mercanti
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15th Apr 2014

Title: False Flagging the Lost
Racket: Provocation
Crew: 2+

Info: Listen up, people. This is my section of the city, and i've been had my ear to the streets over the last few days. As you all know, the Lost are a presence in this part of the city. For the most part, the Lost and the Mercanti get along just fine. They sell us guns, we leave them be. However, lately we have been involved in some undercover operations. Put simply, we have been masking up and robbing the shit out of them. The Lost are big-time meth producers out in Blaine county. They have the best shit in the city, and it's raining cash with that shit.

While we have been getting on fairly well with them, recently they declined to enter out conflict with the Grove St Families. Considering the amount of weight they have to throw around, this is disappointing. Basically, the purpose of this mission is to 'encourage' the Lost to get after the families. We're going to start a war.

Get a crew together. This might take a while, but it'll definitely be worth it. Our first stop is the clothing store. Dress in green, and cover your face. Once you are G'd up from the feet up, steal an appropriate vehicle. Take it to Los Santos Customs, and paint it green. Once you've done that, find a nice quiet place to cover it in sticky bombs. All set? Let's go pay a visit to the lost.

Have somebody drive it into the compound in east Vinewood. Once you've done that, retreat to a safe distance and detonate that shit. Try and kill a few as they run away from the bomb. Don't worry about civilians- most of the people in this area are affiliated with the gang. No mercy!

Once you've done that, it's time to head out of town to make sure our message is heard. The Lost HQ is a trailer park called Stab City out in Blaine County. It's where they cook their meth, and it's where they keep their money. Keep your Grove St disguises on, because we are going to take the fight to the Lost at their headquarters.


OK, nearly done! While we are out here at Lost HQ, grab a few of their bikes. Make sure that you have enough to go round, and head back into town. On the way, swing by another clothing store and make yourself look like a biker. Leathers and filthy jeans should do it, and remember to wear a full-faced helmet to conceal your identity. Can you guess where we are going?

That's right, Grove St. Once there, we rinse and repeat what we did at Stab City. Trigger the gang attack, and shred some of those hoodlums. Remember to use sawn-off shotguns and the like, as those weapons are favoured by the lost. Do some damage, and then get lost. It would be a good idea to have an anonymous pick-up vehicle waiting nearby. After you have wiped down the bikes for prints, leave them right in the middle of the cul-de-sac at the end of Grove St.. Also, steal everyhing you can get your hands on. Don't be afraid to set a few cars on fire, too. We are trying to start a war here, people.


Once you've made your escape and changed clothes, head back to the Vanilla Unicorn for a drink. If all goes according to plan, we should have triggered a full-blown conflict between these two groups. This will be in our interests, as the Lost have some serious numbers on their side. The most important thing about this job is to protect your identity at all times. This is an audacious plan, but one with serious potential for profit going forward.

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Joined: 5th Feb 2014
Rank: Honoured Mercanti
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15th Apr 2014

Re-Educating Nico Caprese
Crew: 2+
Racket: Stock Fraud
Equipment: Cargobob, Golf Pleats, and 511 Union Card

Alrighty, guys. As you know, we have been putting some pressure on the unions lately. The good news is that all of your hard work checking the union cards of longshoremen and truck drivers has paid off. Our candidate was elected at the latest meeting, and our access to the pension fund continues. All is well.
One particularly useful deal i have been able to cut with the dock workers is access to the merryweather storage facility on Elysian Island. This means that we can get through the gates guarding the cargobob if we show our 511 union cards. Remember that all made Mercanti members are officially union pipelayers and have no-show jobs on the books. This opens up a world of possibility, and gives me a brilliant idea on how to deal with one persistant thorn in our side.
Recently, ThadeRose and Ace have been dabbling in some high-end business. This is not really my area- i look after the unions. If i can't turn up to work in sweatpants and have a few pints of vodka at lunch, then it's not the job for me. Ace and Rose were trying to establish a pump-and-dump stock ripoff with the aid of a trader called Nico Caprese. You might recognise him from the club- he is into cocaine and titties (who isn't!). Anyway, Nico has been taking a bigger slice of the pie than he should be. He's trying to conceal his extra profits by lying to us about the stock dividends. I didn't know what any of those words meant until ace explained them to me.
Needless to say, this won't fly. Now, we need this guy alive but we also need to send him a clear message. Nico has just bought himself a brand-new sportscar with the profits of his theft. He likes to drive it down to the golf club in Richman every weekend to practice his swing.
Considering we now have access to the CargoBob, i suggest we abduct and re-decorate his new car. Pick it up from the parking lot outside the golf club. We'll try and get his membership revoked, too. Feel free to practice your boxing on any members you see wandering past. Take the car to the mod shop and get a nice big mercanti logo sprayed on the hood so he knows who is responsible.
Pick it up in the cargobob and fly it over to his house in Vinewood hills. It's the biggest in town- you won't miss it. Drop the car from a great height on his lawn. I want it to bounce at least twice. If you feel like landing and giving it a working-over with a golf club, that's fine too. Before you leave, set it on fire.
This should remind Caprese that he shouldn't steal what we were supposed to steal. That's theft! I think...
Here is a map so you knuckleheads know where to go. I'll be at the bar . ... ://

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Joined: 5th Feb 2014
Rank: Honoured Mercanti
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15th Apr 2014

Title: Discount Tugjobs
Crew: 1+
Racket: Prostitution
Alrighty guys, take a seat.
*The consigliere retrives a bottle coated in a brown paper bag from his jacket and starts drinking*
I was talking to Destiny, and it looks like we have another problem with scabs. Now, as you know we have a very strict no-touching policy at the unicorn for customers who bring less than $80 with them. We are a classy establishment, and since the pest controller was here i haven't seen a single quokka anywhere in the place. Anyway, the Ho's union sets the price of a handjob at a minimum of $30. We charge $35, but apparently the knuckleheads on grove street have been pimping out a collection of their gap-toothed second cousins down the street from the unicorn. These pockmarked bitches are charging a maximum of $10 for an over-the pants special behind the nearest dumpster. Our customers are coming here to get a discount warm-up and then going down the street for a cut-price service. Needless to say, this isn't good for anybody. The CrackHo pension fund does not receive any top-ups this way.

In order to teach these nasty bitches a lesson, i suggest we remind them not to streetwalk on our part of town. The girls will be fully aware of the conflict between our two orginisations and are very unlikely to get in a car with a bunch of mercanti hoodlums. Take a group, but have everyone in their own vehicle. Pick up one of the crusty bitches from the corner opposite the convenience store nearest to grove street. They're only out there after the sun goes down.

Now, once you've got here, what you do with her is... ahem.
*Xplosm takes another swig from his bottle*
All that really matters is that you takea photo of her remains for our facebook page. We need to show the world that discount handjobs and political correctness are not part of the Mercanti business plan.

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Joined: 5th Feb 2014
Rank: Honoured Mercanti
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15th Apr 2014

Title: Trucking Scabs
Racket: Unions
Crew: 1+

Hey, bitches. No, sit down. I'm talking to the girls who work here. Now, i've just gotten back from the local longshoremen union meeting in the docks. As you know, we have been putting a bit of pressure on the local longshoremen to vote for our candidate. Most of the time this has taken the form of a broken bottle upside the face. Anyway, this seems to be working pretty well, because our guy got up for another term.

However, this is not the end of our problems. I found out today that the shipyard is employing non-union truck drivers. I caught one of these scabs red-handed as he was arriving for work and got his photo.

Now, i don't need to remind you that if the shipyard ain't employing union truck drivers, then the truck driver's ain't making contributions to the pension fund. No contributions to the pension fund means the family is getting stiffed outta what we deserve.
Now, i'm employed for my brains as well as my looks, so i have thought of a solution for this problem.

Get a crew together, go down to the docks and find yourself a truck. It could be a trailer truck or a cement mixer- they are both employed by the same company. Relieve the non-union driver of his truck. Once you have the truck, all you have to do is make it look like some non-union bum scab has been driving it. Maybe run over a few longshoremen and drive it into the bay. What you do with the driver is up to you- you could always stab him to death, but i like the idea of him trying to explain to his manager how his truck ended up under ten feet of seawater. Once a few trucks end up on the sea-bed, hopefully management should see how employing a fully unionised workforce can be GOOD for business.

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Last Edit: 18th Apr 2014 by Chris "XP" Gallo
Joined: 5th Feb 2014
Rank: Honoured Mercanti
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18th Apr 2014

Title: Cocaine Seizure
Racket: Drugs
Crew: 3+ 
Alright guys, take a seat. I've been running this cab company for a few months now and business is going fairly well. The only thorn in our side is those inbred hillbillies that insist on occupying the clubhouse across the street. That's right, the Lost. Now, we've been putting a little pressure on them lately, but they are refusing to fold. The other day, a local contact told me that they were thinking about getting into the cocaine game with the cartel. Needless to say, they are both established Mercanti enemies and we don't need them teaming up. 

The word is that they are frequently transporting packages of cocaine in from the north. We don't know exactly where it's coming from, but we do have a good idea of where it is ending up. I was thinking that we should intercept it at the destination rather than the source. Now, a car loaded with coke is hardly going to stop for us just because we ask nicely. The war between the Mercanti and the lost is very hot at the moment, so we will need to get creative here. What we need is a couple of FIB SUVs. How we get these is fairly simple. 

One person needs to make a ruckus. A big ruckus. A big sticky-bomb petrol-fuelled murderous ruckus. Enough to attract the FIB. Two people should be nearby, waiting for them to arrive. The two who are waiting should keep quiet until the vehicles they need are in sight. When they are, they need to steal them. Once the two SUVs are stolen, everybody needs to lose the heat. In a pinch, you could grab a regular cop car but considering how corrupt the LSPD is these days that would not be ideal. 

Once you've got the vehicles, dress up like secret agents. Black slacks, mirror shades, white shirts, black ties. Get those black bulletproof vests on too. You know the type. You're set. What we will do next is head up to the street outside the Lost compound. We will need to block it off at both ends. Flash your lights and badges, and start searching cars. Be careful- there is a good likelihood that the Lost will fight back. We don't know what car they are using, so check everyone. Apparently the courier is bald- keep searching until you find him. 

Once you've got the package, i want you to check the compound for any more product. Knowing those knuckleheads, they will be sitting right on top of it. In particular, there is a red shipping container just inside the compound that looks suspicious. There is a good likelihood that this part will get violent, so be ready. Once you've checked both locations, it's time to split. Take the FIB SUVs and dispose of them. They'll be covered in prints and DNA so make sure they get burned properly. 

For the moment, the cab company is way too close to the lost to store the coke. Drop it off at Hornbills. Rose will use her distribution networks to get rid of it in no time. 

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Last Edit: 18th Apr 2014 by Chris "XP" Gallo
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