I need a precise word or title that describes a person who takes care of other people's problems.A person who covers up someone's tracks or cleans up someone's mess.

Imagine, a person who has too many connections, has an authority and everybody respects him, but always stays in the shadows and only reveals himself when someone asks him to do their dirty work.

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    We need more context? What kind of problems? Examples?
    – Mitch
    Jul 25, 2017 at 21:12
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    Can you provide some context to the question? Are you asking about a person who is helpful, or someone who solves problems someone cannot do for themselves, or some other use? Jul 25, 2017 at 21:13
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    Also...it is someone who helps another by request or who just kind of sticks their nose into someone else's business? Jul 25, 2017 at 21:16
  • Concierge maybe? Jul 25, 2017 at 21:16
  • I've added a few things. Hope it will help. Jul 25, 2017 at 21:36

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fixer comes to mind

A person who makes arrangements for other people, especially of an illicit or devious kind. ODO

Consider the Showtime series Ray Donovan. See the Premise.

  • Sometimes also called a "cleaner".
    – miltonaut
    May 9, 2019 at 19:23

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