Boss Carl Grissom was a powerful crime lord.
Batman (1989)Carl Grissom is the most powerful crime lord in Gotham City, with almost the entire Gotham City Police Department (except Commissioner Gordon) on his payroll, including Lieutenant Max Eckhardt.
Batman Triumphant (2000)
He was the one who sent Joe Chill and Jack Napier to kill and mug the Waynes. Although, Man-Bat claims this as well by carving it on the spot where Bruce's parents died with his claws.