Posted 08 March 2009 - 03:59 PM
Descriptions from IGN
A large family of Russian Mafiya members who seem to run both Dukes and Broker, eventually becoming the main group of antagonists in the game.The Faustin Crew is headed by Pakhan Mikhail Faustin, an erratic and paranoid cocaine addict who lives in a very large mansion with his estranged wife and rebellious teenage daughter. Broker is run by one of the family's Brigadiers, Vladimir "Vlad" Glebov, a Russian loan-shark operating out of "Comrades" until he is executed by Niko Bellic. Mikhail's orders for numerous hits on people for trivial matters draws unwanted attention from the law and upsets his partner, Dimitri Rascalov, who is angry that Mikhail has stopped following the unspoken rules of organized crime. Another Mafiya Family,The Petrovic Crew, almost wage a full-scale war on the Faustin Crew when Lenny Petrovic is murdered on orders from Mikhail. This is averted when Dimitri secretly strikes a deal with Pakhan Kenny Petrovic to use Niko to kill Mikhail. Dimitri Rascalov then assumes control of the Faustin Crew (Renaming it Rascalov Crew) with his new partner, Rodislav Bulgarin, Niko's old boss in the human trafficking ring to whom Niko owes money.The Rascalov Crew under Dimitri and Rodislav's new leadership betrays Niko and attempts to kill him.They then set fire to Niko and Roman's apartment and taxi depot, running the cousins out of Broker and Dukes.
Another Russian Mafiya Family working in Broker, Dukes,and Bohan.The family is led by Pakhan Kenny Petrovic It is mentioned on the LCPD database that Kenny Petrovic is the most powerful Russian Kingpin in Liberty City and possibly the most powerful one in America.The Petrovic Crew and Faustin Crew have a peace due to the Bratski Krug, until Mikhail Faustin orders the execution of Petrovic's son,Lenny. Kenny Petrovic then orders the deaths of Faustin's administration, including Dimitri, Niko and Mikhail himself.Dimitri strikes a deal with Petrovic that places blame solely on Mikhail,which would have Niko assassinate Mikhail and have Dimitri replace him as Pakhan.
The Albanian Mob is the first gang that Niko runs in to after his arrival in America. This small time mob, based in Broker and Bohan, operates mainly in loan-sharking, blackmailing and extortion. Dardan Petrela, Bledar Morina and Kalem Vulaj are the only known members. Roman Bellic owed money to them for a time, leading to the three aforementioned members to threaten him at his cab depot and chase him from a backroom card game. After they attempt to beat Roman at a basketball court, Bledar and Kalem are beaten into unconsciousness and Dardan is killed by Niko Bellic, Roman's cousin, they drop the debt. Later on, while doing mission for the Irish Mob, Gerry McReary tells Niko that the Ancelotti crime family hires many Albanians as hitmen, bagmen, racketeerers and thugs. McReary then asks Niko to perform a hit on Ancelottis while disguised as an Albanian, he gives Niko a motorcycle jacket emblazoned with the Albanian double-headed eagle and a sport bike. Later on, during the Undertaker mission, a crew of Albanian hitmen is seen attacking the McRearys after a family funeral.
Arguably the most powerful of the Five Families of Liberty City. The Gambetti family is based in Broker and are led by the aging Jon Gravelli
One of the Five Families of Liberty City. Led by 60 year old, Maria "Mary" Valvona, a Sicilian born matriarch. During the course of the GTA IV storyline Niko accompanies Jimmy Pegorino to a deal with the Pavanos which turns out to be a trap where they attempt to whack Pegorino.
Part of the Five Families. Formed in the late 50's by Giovanni Ancelotti, an Italian immigrant from Naples, who managed to reach the top of the Liberty City underworld. Many of Ancelotti's men work at the Alderney City Fruit Markets, while the rest of the family's businesses are set in Algonquin. According to the Don of the Gambetti family, Jon Gravelli, he was going to kill Giovanni's uncle many years ago but decided to spare him. The Ancelloti family are the weakest of the Five Families, needing to hire Albanian thugs for extra muscle. Because of this, the Ancelottis are often the target of the Pegorinos and their hired muscle, the McReary Irish mob. They also start to work with the Russian mafiya, earning the wrath of Gravelli's Gambetti family, who consider it an insult to work with foreign crime syndicates.
One of the oldest Italian-American crime family based in Liberty City. The Messina criminal syndacate is based in Dukes. The family is believed to be led by Harvey Noto, 66, who was able to establish himself at the top of the organization after a long and bloody power struggle. According to the LCPD database, Fredo Volpe , a Capo in the Messina Family is an police informant and "has collected thousands of hours of wire tap evidence. Should be enough to bring down Messina Synicate when arrests are made in the new year."
Bohan based part of the Five Families. The Lupisella organization is believed to be one of the most powerful and influental Costra Nostra families of Liberty City. The family is still ruled by its original boss, 78-year old Vincent Lupisella. Also may be a threat to the Gambetti Family.
Led by Jimmy Pegorino, the Pegorino family is not one of the Five Families and is considered a smaller mafia outfit, which Jimmy wants to change. Other key members of the family include associate Phil Bell and capo Ray Boccino. Despite Pegorino's efforts to get his organization on the Liberty City Commission, the other Families continue to view the Pegorino family as a joke.
"Money Over Bitches" or M.O.B. is a gang that hangs around the Firefly Projects in Broker. An early mission has Niko picking up a friend of Roman's named Jermaine Andrews who is said to be associate of the Firefly Projects African-American gang.
North Holland Hustlers
A larger African-American gang operating in the North Holland neighborhood of Algonquin, with ties to the Torres Cartel in Bohan. The gang was originally led by Dwayne Forge until his incarceration. Trey "Playboy X" Stewart, a flashy gangster with more of a less professional attitude to the "business" and more focused on the actual money earned, not how he goes about earning it, took over. He was an apprentice of Forge before he went to jail. Upon his release from prison, Dwayne is displeased with how the gang is being run and vies for power in an ensuing turf war. Niko Bellic then chooses to kill either Playboy X or Dwayne Forge. If the player kills Playboy X the gang will be led by Dwayne Forge. They are rivals to Money Over Bitches (M.O.B.).
Other notable members include Marlon Bridges and Jayvon Simson
McReary Family (LC Irish Mob)
A larger Dukes based Irish Mob, it is currently led by brothers Derrick McReary and Gerald "Gerry" McReary. Gerry often gives his orders through his younger brother, Patrick "Packie" McReary. Another brother, Francis McReary, is Deputy Commissioner of the Liberty City Police Department, but Francis is unable to take down his family due to corruption evidence that Gerry has against him. While not a participant in the family's criminal enterprises; Kate McReary, the only daughter in the male dominated clan, becomes a close friend to Niko Bellic. Derrick has recently returned from a period of hiding in Ireland doing work for the IRA and does not seem to have much power in the family at this time due to a crippling drug and alcohol addiction. Other known members of the gang include Gordon Sargent and Michael Keane.
The McReary family used to be quite prominent in Liberty City, but their power has greatly diminished due to the rise of the Russian Mafia in Broker and the Italian Mafia expansion into Algonquin. At their height of their power, the center of the McReary Family's territory was the Algonquin neighborhood of Purgatory
The McReary Family has ties with the Torres Cartel in Bohan through Packie's good friend Elizabeta, and the Pegorino Family through Ray Boccino. The group's hangout is in Steinway.
Angels of Death Outlaw Motorcycle Gang
A biker gang operating around Beechwood City, frequently hanging out around the Burger Shot in that neighborhood. The Lost Brotherhood are their rivals.
The Lost Outlaw Motorcycle Gang
A biker gang operating out of Alderney. It is led by a man named Johnny Klebitz, introduced to Niko at one of Elizabeta's parties. Mikhail Faustin's daughter's boyfriend, Jason Michaels, was a member of the Lost Brotherhood until he and his friends were executed by Bellic on orders from Mr. Faustin. They are also called the Lost Biker Gang or simply The Lost. The Angels of Death are their rivals.
Liberty City Triads
Triads appear in the game around China Town, but not much is known about them as they only appear in a few missions. It is said that there are three different sets making of the Liberty Triad in the LCPD Database. One group of Triads are under Hsin Jaoming and his son Chan Jaoming. Another is led by Wu "Kenny" Lee and his nephew Huang Lee. The third is controlled by Zhou Ming. The Jaoming Triad is said to supply the Angels of Death and Korean Mob with narcotics.
The Korean Mob is based in Alderney City, where they frequent Mr. Fuks Rice Box. Originally they were led by a North Korean, Kim Young-Guk, whom Niko Bellic and Derrick McReary assist in bringing counterfeit money into Liberty City by boat. But Kim is later killed by Niko as a favor to Jon Gravelli and the man known of only as United Liberty Paper. In addition to their ties to the Irish Mob through Derrick McReary; the Koreans are also known to work with the Liberty City Triads. They appear to share the Alderney City turf with the Spanish Lords in relative peace.
A small-time group of drug dealers operating out of Bohan. The cartel is led by Elizabeta Torres, until her sudden incarceration in a joint effort by the FIB and DEA. Prior to her incarceration Elizabeta tells Niko that all of her associates have been arrested and turned state's witness; it can thus be presumed that the organization collapsed in her absence. Elizabeta is seen as having many contacts throughout the city, including the Spanish Lords, the Lost Outlaw Motorcycle Gang, the North Holland Hustlers, the East Liberty Yardies, and the McReary Family. Mallorie Bardas, Roman Bellic's girlfriend, has a police record that mentions affiliations with the group. The Torres Cartel are not involved in the heroin trade, instead mainly focusing on cocaine, but still offers support to any ally that deals heroin.
The Spanish Lords
The Spanish Lords are a primarily Puerto Rican gang. They are one of the largest criminal organizations found in GTA IV being found in Cervesa Heights, South Bohan, East Holland and Alderney City. Former members include Manny Escuela and Lyle Rivas. They wear yellow and black, though they almost always wear clothing featuring the Puerto Rican flag and t-shirts with "Boricua" on them, in addition to their gang colors. The vehicles they drive are nearly always metallic red with gold trim and rims.
A Jamaican gang operating out of Dukes, dealing drugs and weapons. Niko Bellic's friend, "Little" Jacob Hughes, is a member of this gang, along with his boss, Real Badman. Niko can do drug deals for this gang, as well as purchase weapons from Little Jacob's trunk when his friendship with him is high enough. Hangouts are Schottler, Beechwood city, and Willis, particularily around the Homebrew Cafe which they would appear to own. They drive two-toned, green and black vehicles, often Huntley Sports or Voodoos.
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