Events concerning the Grand Theft Auto series in 1996.
- Jerkov gets one year for a knife attack.
- Sunbeam gets one year in a penitentiary 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.
- Dave Johnson is arrested for possession of cocaine.
- Wu Lee is arrested for possession of stolen property.
- Anthony Corrado is arrested for assault.
- Elizabeta Torres is arrested for possession controlled substance: Heroin.
- Gay Tony is arrested for possession controlled substance: Cocaine.
- Steven Jabowitz is arrested for driving while intoxicated.
- Jayvon Simson is arrested for tax evasion.
- Mark Volpe is arrested for manslaughter.
- Frankie Gallo is arrested for burglary.
- Bruce Spade opens up the Dungeon Crawler on Vinewood Boulevard.