Events concerning the Grand Theft Auto series in 1996
- Jerkov gets one year for a knife attack.
- Sunbeam gets one year in a penitentary for fire bomb attacking city commuters.
- Lodov is arrested for kidnapping and robbery, but the only witness dies.
- Tetsuo is suspected of double murder while in prison.
- Tortoise is suspected of a car-burning protest, but this can not be proven.
- Kenji Kasen arrives in the US.
- Roger C. Hole, mayor of Liberty City since 1992, is de-elected and then re-elected.