I am not entirely sure what you are referring to with crime syndicate, but the gangleaders are the only notables that can own alleys and generate power from it. Player owned alleys are something that we are still discussing but it may not make it.I wonder if the crime syndicate function is still a thing. It was shown a few years ago on some Gamescom, I think, but now I don't see any difference between artisans, merchants and crime syndicates other than quests. Is it all still in development or abandoned long ago? Will we be able to create our own crime syndicate one day?