In the game, "Assassin's Creed Syndicate", a gang war mission starts with a man in a top hat telling you that a gang war has been declared, and seemingly acting as a neutral referee.

Similarly, in "The Raid 2: Redemption", An old man seeming to be an overseer oversaw the negotiations between the Yakuza and Banggun.

Do these kind of referees between Gangs actually exist?


In 1931 The Commission was formed by the Five Families (five leading New York City mafia families), one of which was that led by gangsters Charlie [Lucky] Luciano, Meyer Lansky, Benjamin [Bugsy] Siegel and Salvatore Maranzano.

Luciano's conception was that it would act as a Board of Directors for the New York Mafia, refereeing disputes between the families, similar to the eponymous body of a legal incorporation. Luciano was the first Chairman of the Board.

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