When doing jobs, you will occasionally notice an opportunity to participate in Mafia Wars' newest feature: Secret Missions.
Click on "See the Rewards" and you will see a host of available items you can win for completing the Secret Mission:
You can click on each item to see its stats. Even the Common level items are as good as Vegas District 7 and 8 Loot. The top items have very impressive stats - on par with items you can buy from Mafia Wars for 35 Reward Points:
When you click "Select Your Crew", you will be given an opportunity to pick 5 Mafia members to help you. You can also post a help request on your Facebook news feed:
Once the Secret Mission has begun, you will see this screen.
You can ask for more help every two hours, and can check back on your Mission periodically. If/when you complete it, you will see:
And then you - and the Mafia members who helped you - will divide up some nice rewards:
So, with two new additions from the past few days, Mafia Wars players can rack up some nice Loot from leading and helping in the Secret Mission and the Declare War! challenges.