It is known that Maven Black-Briar is really in charge of the Riften Thieves guild. The Guild give backing to Maven, doing jobs, killing off her competition, and just doing her bedding when she says jump.
However, here is my question…..When you join the Thieves Guild, and if Maven Black-Briar is really in control over the Guild then why do we get arrested by all the guards…is really only a money shakedown by the guards then or does maven really have anything to do with you getting arrested; often times you haven’t done anything wrong just fast travel back into town, and off to jail we go…!! ??