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Ken Rosenberg is a myth character in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Ken Rosenberg is a subject of a lesser-known myth and various easter eggs. Rosenberg is one of earliest myth characters to emerge from the game.

Background

Ken Rosenberg was born in the Midwest, and moved to Los Santos at the age of 15. He was born to Jewish parents, both of whom immigranted from Germany and Poland, as his last name Rosenberg implies. Despite his Jewish heritage, Rosenberg has many eastern European and Slavic items on display in his office.

Ken Rosenberg's character is largely based on Dave Kleinfeld from the 1993 movie Carlito's Way, sharing a striking resemblance. Dave was also a Jewish defense attorney who has a close friend, who incidentally is a criminal. Both of whom are drug addicts and went on to run a club, much similar to the Malibu Club. Ken's office is also influenced from Dave's in the movie, resembling the interior.

Myths

After parting ways with Tommy Vercetti, Ken went on to become a cokehead and was later rehabilitated at the Fort Carson Medical Center, he later partners up with Maccer and Kent Paul. Maccer, however, is a known Epsilonist, who left coke addiction with the help of a rehabilitation program by the Epsilon Program. Players have theorized that Ken was infact following the Epsilon Program, which is slightly supported by some baby blue books kept in his office in Vice City. However, these claims haven't been demonstrated to be accurately authentic and the books are likely to be related to law.

Players have also interlinked Ken with the Vice City Mafia, the buzz was originally started on online forumsclaiming that Ken was indeed bridging his contacts with Italian Mafia and is believed to be involved in Mafia crimes around Vice City. Players have even claimed that Rosenberg faked his name to strengthen his ties with the Mafia. This is further supported by the fact that Ken knew that the Forelli Family are guilty for the Cement Shoe Men. This is likely as Ken began to legally aid the family by 1986, eventually setting up the ambushed drug deal between the Vance and Forelli families. Ken also assisted Giorgio Forelli, one of his blue chip clients, who was tangled in a fraudery case. Giorgio Forelli is also believed to be involved with Ken in devising the mafia nexus around Vice City, however, this is highly speculative. Moreover, he has substantial ties with Avery Carrington, mainly working as his lawyer and is reportedly involved in his real estate conspiracies. The Vice City Police Department has rather described this relation as Avery's weak link.

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Ken Rosenberg is also believed by some, to be Maurice Goldberg, an unseen corrupt lawyer from Liberty City (3D Universe). In accordance to the Liberty Tree, Maurice Goldberg was employed for Salvatore Leones' trial, eventually turning out triumphant for Leone. Strangely, VCPD does reveal that Ken bribes big time to meet his requirements. Thus, it is implied that post his San Andreas run, Ken went on to reinstate his law career again, this time as Maurice Goldberg, probably by intimidating the law makers to clear his charges and alter his name. However, this thesis isn't recognized to be entirely authentic and the content is highly speculative. Whereas, some of the points, are supported by the evidence brought up by the VCPD including his interest to indulge with Liberty Citys' mob, bribing and intimidating corrupt juries.

Ken Rosenberg's Crime Record

  • Partner at Rosenberg & Associates, legal firm.
  • Suspected problem with narcotics and egomania.
  • Believed to be developing contacts with Liberty City mob.
  • Suspected of cheating in law school exams.
  • Believed to have employed heavies on numerous occasions to intimidate and corrupt juries.
  • Very poor success rate in trials.
  • "Blue chip" clients include Georgio Forelli. Cousin of Liberty crime boss, Sonny.
  • Always desperate for money.

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