I'll use a specific example for this question, just in case a it helps and the question might be too general on its own:
If a vampire in Las Vegas were to try assert themselves and establish their own criminal enterprise, with control over things such as a decent chunk of the city's drug trade, smuggling and prostitution: would them just taking it upon themselves to take such a potentially powerful role be tolerated by the Camarilla there?
If the vampire actively and frequently aids high enough up Camarilla members and proves to be an valuable to them with their resources, I feel that might help their case in keeping others off their back in a "Can't Kill You Still Need You" way, but...that still feels questionable and very, very precarious.
Especially if they started being referred to by others as a "Crime Baron" or "Kingpin", whether by humans figuring there to be one in the city, or actual vampires familiar with the existence of their operation.
The Prince of Las Vegas, Benedic, is referred to as not too strict:
Being prince for over 50 years now, Benedic has a laissez-faire attitude towards his princedom
But, a vampire taking on such grand titles still feels like it would be a potentially severe insult to the vampires with actual ones in their society, such as that Prince.
And then there's how while the scheme is very typical Ventrue in behaviour, in the modern day, the Ventrue as a whole are actually quite co-ordinated with things like "the Board" and assessing and image concerns and all that: So, perhaps someone doing the above sort of grab without asking permission - due to factors like highly necessary sneakiness and a very short opportunity window to gain such a role in the criminal underworld- might be an issue?
Especially as it may seem unearned - or even like a threat - and make someone look bad
Am I right in thinking all of that, or is there no real rule against such behaviour as long as Kingpin maintains the Masquerade?