Roger C. Hole
|Roger C. Hole|
|Appearances||GTA Liberty City Stories|
|Full Name||Roger C. Hole|
|Date of Birth||1939|
|Place of Birth||Liberty City|
|Date of Death||1998 (during A Walk in the Park)|
|Age at Death||59|
|Main Affiliations||Forelli Family|
According to the game manual, which looks like a Liberty Tree article dated October 30, 1998, Roger C. Hole was born in November or December of 1939. He was first elected Mayor of Liberty City in 1991, and began office in January 1992. As mayor he raised taxes, reduced public spending, increased bureaucratic costs and kept Liberty City in the national news. In 1993 he faced his "Million Dollar Lunch" scandal, in which he, three Russian prostitutes and a senior manager from a construction company were trying to secure government contracts. In 1995 he was photographed with members of the Forelli Family, whom he protected with his influence as mayor. Despite this, he was elected to a second term the same year. In 1997, he gave drugs to city officials in exchange for sanitation contracts.
According to the GTA Liberty City Stories website, Hole was accused of statutory rape in early 1998 with at least two underage females, but was cleared of all charges saying the girls showed him fake driver's licenses. Hole continued working for construction companies, as confirmed by Avery Carrington on the website.
In 1998, R.C. Hole demanded the arrest of don Salvatore Leone. After Leone and his accomplice Toni Cipriani escaped Portland, Salvatore ordered Toni to assassinate Hole on his morning jog in Belleville Park. According to the game manual, Hole would have been killed in November or December 1998 (they mention he is still incumbent mayor), shortly before his 59th birthday. To celebrate, he planned to shut down all police activity and not enforce any laws for the entire week.
Hole was buried in the cathedral cemetery in Bedford Point. It says: "Running for office in Heaven". It is also noteworthy that Hole's tombstone is noticeably larger and more grandeur that the other tombstones in the cemetery.
Hole's death opened up a special election in which Miles O'Donovan (Democrat), a city politician who previously ran against Hole, faced off against Donald Love (Republican), an extremely wealthy real estate and media businessman. O'Donovan and Love were in the pockets of the Forelli and Leone families, respectively. O'Donovan ultimately won, due to rumors spreading across news outlets about Donald Love's association with Toni Cipriani.
- R.C. Hole, if pronounced correctly, is a reference to the word "arsehole".
- GTA Liberty City Stories
- A Walk in the Park (Killed)