Ben started his time in Los Santos, as any petty criminal does ransacking, selling drugs, stealing. He was working with The Luciano crime family for a time. But in secret was feeding all that information to Marco Romano of Grove. Michael Luciano finally gave Ben an ultimatum to prove his loyalty, which Ben did not take or follow up on and that was to kill Maria Romano. Instead Ben found the home he was so wanting in the East with Clint and Raith with the approval of Grove. Ben has really hit the ground running and turned petty crime into serious crime and gone from not only selling but playing a key hand in drug manufacturing and large scale distribution.