The Lupisella Family has roots dating back to the early 20th century although it wasn't officially known as the Lupisella Family until the father of the current patriarch Vincent Lupisella took over from the original boss Antonio "Toni" Polizzi in the 1950's. The Lupisella family has long been known as the most violent and ruthless of the five families and many believe that it is this "street thug attitude" that has held them back over the years and placed them at their current position as the second smallest family in the city. The families current membership stands at 100-150 made men and 1,000+ associates.
Vincent Lupisella - Boss
Vincenzo “Vincent” Lupisella is the 79 year old alleged Don of the Lupisella Family. Lupisella was born in 1929 in a prominently Italian neighbourhood in the Liberty City Borough of Bohan. Vincent and his twin brother Carmine Jnr. were destined to be mobsters from a young age due to them being born into an already powerful mob family in which their father Carmine Lupisella Snr. was the Underboss. Vincenzo and his brother had a very traditional Sicilian upbringing and despite their father being a ruthless mobster he would often attempt to teach them his own skewed version of right and wrong, refusing to send them to school due to his lack of belief in the American education system. In typical aspiring criminal fashion Vincent had a childhood and early adolescence filled with mischief and run ins with the law. At the age of 19 Vincent secured his first full fledged criminal conviction for highjacking a truck loaded with cigarettes, partly taking the fall for his brother who fled the scene when the cops showed up. While in prison on this conviction he got into a violent altercation with a fellow inmate which ended in his death. Vincent was tried for manslaughter but was later acquitted when it was found he had acted in self defense. Over the next ten years or so Vincent acquired a string of other convictions including Armed Robbery and Extortion which gave him a high level of notoriety with the police. When Vincent was in his early twenties his father became the boss of what would soon come to be known as the Lupisella Family and he and his brother were both made shortly thereafter.
At the age of 32, now a capo in his father’s family Vincent met a wife Rosalie and the two had a baby named Francis. In 1967 Vincent’s life took an unfortunate turn when his father was diagnosed with cancer which meant that he would need to name a successor before his death. Carmine was adamant that the family be handed over to one of his sons but didn’t know which of the two twins to give it to. This caused a huge rivalry between Vincent and his brother Carmine Jnr. who began to try and out earn and out class one another in order to show their father that they deserved to be the family’s new leader. This rivalry carried on for over a year and ended in Vincent killing his brother in a drunken rage, an event that was said to have broken Carmine Snr’s heart and caused Vincent psychological problems in later life. Regardless of the circumstances however with only Vincent left alive the family ultimately fell under his control when his father died in 1969, making him one of the youngest bosses in the history of LC's La Cosa Nostra at just 40 years old. However his ascension to boss was closely followed by him being arrested for conspiracy to import narcotics in 1970 as part of a large scale international drug trafficking operating also involving Harvey Noto of the Messina family. He did however manage to escape prison on this occasion and would not have another run in with the law for almost another twenty years. During his tenure as the family’s boss a lot of media attention has surrounded Lupisella. This is mainly due to his extreme paranoia and his frequently odd behaviour such as going on walks through Middle Park dressed in a bathrobe and talking to his subordinates in cryptic code that even they don’t understand. He is also said to be extremely intolerant to the notion of informants within his family, brutally killing anybody who he suspects (often wrongfully) of being a rat – a job traditionally given to his personal hitman and trusted enforcer Sonny Honarato who would often pluck his victim’s eyebrows as a calling card before depositing their bodies in the Humboldt river. During his time as boss of the family he has controlled many lucrative rackets in the city including a monopoly on all of the windows that the Liberty City housing authority fitted in the project buildings in Bohan during the 70's and 80's as home heating costs began to soar. In 2001 he was arrested and charged with racketeering, it wasn't until 2004 however that he was finally brought to trial. During that time period, his lawyers claimed that he suffered from Alzheimer's Disease and was therefore unfit to stand trial while simultaneously blocking any state sponsored tests to verify these claims. The following year he was indicted on charges of obstruction of justice. Federal prosecutors alleged that he continued to rule the Lupisellas despite claiming that he had retired from the mob, and also accused him of causing a three year delay in his previous trial by feigning mental illness. Lupisella was eventually found not guilty and federal prosecutors decided not to pursue the case any further. Although Lupisella does not currently wield as much power as he did twenty years ago he is still believed to be quite a force to be reckoned with.
Mark Lupisella - Underboss/Street Boss
Mark Lupisella was born in Bohan in 1958. Being the son of a capo within the Lupisella family and the grandson of the family’s don, Mark grew up constantly surrounded by mobsters and at the age of 10 he was taken under his uncle Vincent Lupisella's wing after the death of his father Carmine. As a child Mark did quite badly in school due to an undiagnosed learning disability and he was often teased by his peers who called him dumb. Not wanting to mollycoddle him, his uncle Vincent put him into a local boxing club so that he could learn to stand up to those who tormented him. As Mark grew into a teenager he became very good at the sport and would often fight men almost twice his age due to his large stature. He was also a very ruthless fighter and once beat a man to death in the ring leading to an arrest for manslaughter. After this Mark didn’t stick at boxing for much longer and due to his lack of education and prospects it was inevitable that he would eventually become involved in the family business.
Mark began his criminal career as a low level enforcer in his uncle’s organisation shaking down union bosses and beating up degenerate gamblers with overdue debts. Around this time Mark also garnered the nickname “Loopy” due in part to his low IQ but also his notoriously short temper and the violent acts that he committed on anybody who dared question him or his family. It is a nickname that Lupisella apparently hates however and nobody ever dares call him it to his face. He was officially inducted into the Lupisella family in 1982. Mark’s intimidation skills soon became a valuable asset to the family and won them control over many profitable rackets around the city, which earned him a promotion to capo in 1990 after serving five years in prison for manslaughter. During this time his uncle Vincent was also in prison awaiting trial on Racketeering charges so Mark was afforded effective control over the family. As a family member, he was one of the few people allowed to visit his uncle, so he is believed to have relayed his orders to the rest of the organization. In 1998 Mark officially became the family’s underboss being seated directly below his uncle, once again taking control of the family’s day to day activities due to his uncle's semi-retirement, some within mob circles believe this elevation was partly due to Vincent Lupisella's guilt over the death of Mark's father. Five years later Mark eventually took full control over the family although many believe that this move was purely tactical on Vincent Lupisella's part in order to avoid prosecution for federal racketeering charges that were brought against the heads of two of the other four families on the Liberty City commission. The main reasoning behind these claims is that Mark is simply just too dumb to be capable of running a multimillion dollar organisation without a large amount of help from his elderly uncle. Mark is also the father of Carlo's friend Dani Lupisella.
Frank Lupisella - Caporegime
Frank “Frankie Boy” Lupisella was born in 1963 and is the son of Vincent Lupisella. Frank first became an associate of the Lupisella family in the late 1980s and back then would often perform menial tasks for his father and his men such as driving them around and running errands for them. Frankie eventually became a made man in the mid 90s although many within the family (including Mark Lupisella) believed that he was undeserving of the honor and only got made because of his father's esteemed position. In the early days while serving as a Lupisella soldier, Frank also worked a legitimate job in the Liberty City sanitation department although he was forced to leave the job in early 2001 due to an occupational accident that to this day has left him with a limp in his walk.
Shortly after being put out of work Frank was also put on the shelf by the Lupisella family due to his inability to carry out many of the tasks given to him. As a result of this Frank became deeply depressed and developed a nervous disposition as well as addictions to alcohol and gambling during this time it is believed that he was partly disowned by his father who began to favour his cousin Mark more and more, a fact which quietly caused Frankie great pain and anger. Despite everybody’s low expectations for Frank however he managed to get clean in 2005 and began to earn big for the family through a lucrative numbers racket and fixed sports contests. This earned him a promotion to capo in 2007. Frank has since partially relapsed on his drinking and gambling habits but still manages to bring in enough money for the family to justify his position as capo. Frankie also runs an express car service from an office in Bohan.
Moe Schwartz - Associate
Maurice “Moe” Schwartz was born 1939 to Jewish American parents who originally emigrated from the Ukraine. Schwartz grew up in the predominantly Italian, crime ridden neighborhood of Little Bay but had a relatively affluent upbringing compared to others and didn’t get involved in criminality until his mid 20s, a rarity in working class East Bohan, although some believe that he previously had ties to Jewish gangsters in the city. Over the next twenty years or so he became heavily involved in loansharking for the Lupisellas, handling all of the books for their citywide operations. As time went by he also grew closer to family Don Vincent Lupisella and would act as his occasional chauffeur, once picking up a speeding ticket while driving him away from the feds when they came to arrest him on conspiracy charges. In his mid 40s he also began to serve directly as Lupisella's accountant in the height of his reign as the boss of the family. Due to Moe’s exceptional accountancy work for Vincent Lupisella the two men have forged a close bond over the years, this being evident by the fact that Lupisella trusts Schwartz with sensitive financial information that could put him in prison for a very long time. During his years of service for the Lupisella family Schwartz had read a lot of books on the subject of law, information that he has often used to help Vincent Lupisella and his underlings avoid prison on many occasions.
Due to his acquired knowledge of the law it is believed that Lupisella also uses Schwartz in an advisory capacity like a de facto consigliere of sorts (in addition to acting consigliere Giacomo "Jackie" Dimiglia). On top of all of this Schwartz is also said to have great business sense and is believed to have helped Vincent Lupisella take control of many rackets over the years particularly his labour and gambling rackets which have made the family (and Schwartz personally) quite rich. Despite his vast level of knowledge about things however Schwartz is notoriously tight lipped and is said to be extremely paranoid about FIB survaillence operations, only ever speaking to those within the Lupisella's inner circle. As a result he once spent almost a year communicating exclusively through spreadsheets so that the feds could not record him discussing mafia business, a move so crazy it worked.
The Ancelotti Family were formed in the 1930's and were originally known as the Bianco Family (after original boss Vincent Bianco) before changing their name after being taken over by the uncle of current boss Giovanni Ancelotti. They are currently the least powerful of the five families in the city. The Ancelotti Family have often been considered to be rogue agents in many ways with many of the other families openly disliking them because of some of their actions. Despite this they are still a force to be reckoned with within the city. The Ancelottis current membership stands at 100 made members and 500 associates.
Giovanni Ancelotti - Boss
Giovanni Ancelotti was born in Naples, Italy in 1930 and grew up in a war torn country ruled by Mussolini's facist regime. Young Giovanni first got involved in crime in his mid teens when he began to sell contraband to national and visiting soldiers who passed through his village during the war. When Mussolini was killed Giovanni took advantage of the poverty left in his wake, forming a small street gang with his peers he began extorting local business owners who attempted to rebuild their lives after they were crippled by the destruction of the city's conflicts. At the age of 18 Giovanni was jailed for robbery and spent the next two years in prison. Upon his release in 1950 Giovanni was sent to live with his uncle Giorgio Ancelotti in Liberty City by his parents. What Giovanni's parents didn't know however was that since leaving Italy uncle Giorgio had become a member of Liberty City's honored society otherwise known as the Mafia. Shortly after arriving in America Giovanni began working for his uncle in the Alderney Fruit markets. Through his work in the markets Giovanni began spending a lot of time with his uncle's mob associates and began to get involved once again in criminal activity, the very thing he had been sent over by his parents to get away from, setting up a fencing and loansharking operation in the markets. Giovanni's first arrest in America came in 1951 for possesion of stolen property a mere 12 months after arriving in the country. Another arrest came the following year for extortion of other stall owners. Giovanni received only a light sentence on both charges but he exited prison with a clear life plan – to be the top of the heap in Liberty City's underworld with his first order of business being to further legitimise his extortion racket by establishing a trade association of market stall operators and take control of the industry on a city wide level. Any operator who refused to join the Association and pay its stiff fees faced vandalism and physical assault. Through this venture he became one of the most feared and respected mobsters on the streets under the age of thirty with a large source of income he used to finance his loansharking operations which became one of the most lucrative in the city due to the fear that he instilled in people.
Over the next few years Giovanni built up a reputation as a high roller, living the life of a millionaire playboy on the strength of his work for the mob, being seen in all of Liberty City's top nightspots and driving the busy streets in the fanciest sports cars. It was this lifestyle which secured him his fourth American arrest for the vehicular manslaughter of another club goer who he drunkenly ran over in his Grotti. The charges were dropped however when witnesses found out who he was and refused to testify. His flashy lifestyle however also became a thorn in the side of many of the old school mafiosos around the city despite being openly embraced by uncle Giorgio who gave young Giovanni one promotion after another until he began serving as his underboss in 1972. Although things were going good for Giovanni around this time the same could not be said for the rest of the Ancelotti family who began to fall out of favour with the other families on the commission due to infighting and their new school approach to conducting 'family business' which went against most of the traditional rules laid down by the founding fathers of la cosa nostra, leading to the family being temporarily kicked off of the commission and a contract being put on Giorgio Ancelotti's head by Jon Gravelli who considered their actions to be a personal insult. The younger Ancelotti (acting on his uncles authority) allegedly used their exclusion from the commission to their advantage however and had several people "made" into his family, even though the "books" had officially been closed since the late 1950s. Towards the end of the 1970s the family managed to work their way back into the commission's good graces, however this was shortly followed by the death of Giorgio Ancellotti from natural causes in 1978. After his uncle's death Giovanni took full control over the family and began a new chapter in it's checkered history. Around this time he also became a proud husband and father marrying his much younger girlfriend Jeanie Pelosi who gave birth to a beautiful daughter named Gracie shortly thereafter. This new chapter brought with it the induction of many young gangsters in the late 80s and early 90s earning the operation the nickname of the “mob's playground” and Giovanni the moniker of “Old man Ancelotti” partly due to his paternal relationship with many of his young soldiers but also as an outside joke due to Ancelotti's distaste for aging and desire to be eternally young in the eyes of those around him. During his time as the boss of the family Giovanni has both impressed and aggravated his fellow commissioners with his unortadoxed but often successful business practices and his flamboyant attitude making him one of the most interesting mafia dons of all time.
Charlie Matteo - Underboss
Charles ”Chubby Charlie" Matteo was born in Alderney City in 1948 and first began working as loan shark for the Ancelotti Family in the early 60s under Capo Joseph Annunziato, eventually taking over his crew when he died from a heart attack in 1978. After meeting Giovanni Ancelotti while working at the Alderney fruit market the two became close and he has been his close confidant since he took over in the late 70s. In the following years Matteo quickly gained a reputation as an exceptional loan shark who would always find a way to collect on his loans quickly by imposing large interest rates which ensured that money was never long out of his pocket. The operation is said to have surpassed that of even Giovanni Ancelotti himself, a fact which ultimately gained him his upmost respect. The secret to the loansharking operation was that he would lend to the lowest common denominator and charge victims from 250 to 300% interest annually, generating over a million dollars per year in revenue for the family. Despite these exorbitant interest rates however Charlie is described by many people as a perfect gentleman who would always help out a person in need (even if he did end up leaving them even further out of pocket in the process) and during the late 70s and early 1980s it is suggested that he handed out and collected on more loans than the bank of liberty. Behind this well mannered exterior however lies the heart of a truly ruthless criminal who has been responsible for some of the most heinous crimes in the entire state of Alderney adding extortion, murder, burglary, money laundering, drug trafficing, illegal gambling and cruelty to animals to his repertoire of services that already included loansharking and deception. In 1982, he allegedly participated in the accidental killing of a Catholic nun who was killed by a stray bullet during the assassination of a rival mobster. He was convicted of manslaughter and served three years in prison for his part in the killing.
Over the years Ancelotti and Matteo developed a very close bond so when Ancelotti took over his uncle's organisation in 1978 it was inevitable that Chubby Charlie would eventually become his devoted underboss. As the Ancelotti's enterprise grew in the 1980s they began to split their business between Liberty City's five boroughs and the state of Alderney, a move which proved a little difficult for Giovanni Ancelotti to effectively manage. For this reason Matteo was given control over his own off-shoot of the family surprisingly known as 'The Alderney Crew' or 'The Alderney Boys' due to its membership which at one time included a young Rocco Pelosi and his not so young uncle Vincenzo (who just so happen to be Giovanni's guido inlaws). Together the duo of Matteo and Ancelotti have been very sucessful over the years but Charlie has allegedly taken a more hands off approach in recent years following an indictment on racketeering charges in 2001 which saw him being let out on bail a couple of days later. For years following the indictment Matteo had been at large on the Alderney streets awaiting a trial that didn't materialise until late 2006, although Matteo never showed up for the hearing and has been “on the run” ever since. Insiders speculate however that Matteo is quite low down on the LCPD's list of priorities meaning that he is pretty much free to do as he pleases. Matteo is also said to represent the Ancelotti family on the commission at times when Giovanni is unable to attend despite his status as a fugitive.
Anthony Spoleto - Caporegime
Anthony “Tony Black” Spoleto was born in Little Italy, Algonquin in 1953. Spoleto was actually born with blond hair, but by his forties it had turned gunmetal grey. To hide the color, he dyed it black, earning him the nickname “Tony Black”. He first got involved with the Ancelotti family quite young highjacking trucks from rest stops for them when he was just 16 and in the early 70s he began working a lucrative tobacco importation operation which was what first brought him to prominence within the family and eventually got him made. After being inducted into the family Spoleto became quite successful in bookmaking, loansharking and extortion but often found it hard to hold on to money due to a penchant for gambling, often unsuccessfully. Some of Spoleto's other vices are said to be keeping pigeons, which he used to race on a regular basis and collecting exotic fish which he would keep in a massive fish tank in his Middle Park East appartment. Aside from his love for animals Spoleto has been often described as a serial womaniser and would often be seen out on the town with multiple different women in the space of a week. He has a reputation as a killer but on a daily basis is not prone to violence. A notable exception to this however was the murder of his former capo Federico "Firefly Freddie" Langella in 1974, apparently as a favour to the ailing Sonny Cangelosi. Spoleto was arrested for the crime but managed to plead it down to manslaughter. Spoleto was parolled after 3 years and subsequently fled to Las Venturas. He was eventually captured however and was sent back to prison to serve out his remaining sentence.
Shortly after his release from prison Spoleto was promoted to caporegime – a position he still keeps to this day. It has been said by many that Spoleto is a remarkably savvy capo who is very interested in traditional mafia values and the laws of omerta. In 1985 he was indicted on racketeering charges in relation to a gasoline bootlegging scheme he ran with fellow Ancelotti mobster Nicky Voletto and ended up spending the next ten years in prison. Despite being a stone cold gangster he is said to run his crew in a remarkably laid back manner and is exceptionally courteous and respectful to those both inside and outside his family wether they be a high ranking capo or a low level associate. Largely due to his great people skills Spoleto has in recent times been appointed as the family's liaison with the Albanian mob who the Ancelotti's use as extra muscle to make up for their relatively small membership. Spoleto owns many lucrative rackets around the city and conducts most of his business either from his fuel depot in Northwood or a restaurant he owns and operates in Little Italy.
Frankie Garone - Caporegime
Francisco “Frankie” Garone was born in 1977 in the same Little Italy apartment block where Anthony Spoleto was born and raised. Originally a member of a youth gang which contained many relatives of Ancelotti made men Garone had effectively been preparing himself to be a wise guy since he was in his early teens. His father had also been a member of the Ancelotti family but was murdered when he was just a few years old. Growing up without a father figure young Frankie was a particularly mischievous youth who grew up idolising the father he never really knew so it was somewhat inevitable that he would one day follow in his footsteps and become a made man. He first made a name for himself performing hits for the Ancelottis during a tumultuous period in the early 90s and he, along with many of his peers, was eventually inducted into the as part of a mass induction ceremony in the late 90s which came shortly after the Ancelottis began to lose power around the city. After becoming a made man Frankie was taken under the wing of Anthony “Tony Black” Spoleto and the two became quite close due to them growing up in the same area. As part of Spoleto's crew Frankie became involved mostly in robberies and drug dealing – a practice that Spoleto wasn't too keen on but allowed to happen within his crew due to the large profits that could be made from it. In addition to dealing drugs however Garone often also takes them (and in the case of cocaine) quite regularly which has been seen to have had detrimental effects on his personality turning him into a cold hearted killer.
Despite being quite trigger happy however he has gained quite a reputation for carrying out hits with special agent like precision and has been known to have made quite a few people literally disappear with many of his victim's bodies having never been discovered meaning that despite being charged twice with manslaughter he has never been convicted. Outside the discretion with which he commits murder however Frankie also has a reputation for being quite flashy and loud, often being photographed by police and paparazzi falling out of nightclubs drunk and arriving at exclusive celebrity parties in flashy automobiles with heiresses and socialites on one arm and throwing two fingers up to the photographers with the other. In spite of this however Garone has risen quite quickly within the family and by his mid 20s he had reportedly been made a capo of his own crew, although his promotion within the family couldn't have come at a worse time since in the following years the bosses and other high ranking members of 3 out of the 5 family's on the commission were indicted on federal racketeering charges as part of a 5 year long operation by the FIB and special detectives within the LCPD. Garone is said to have quite a close bond with Don Giovanni Ancelotti and some say that Giovanni wants him to marry his daughter Gracie so that he can officially become part of the family.
Paulie Gianco - Caporegime
”Big” Paulie Gianco was born in 1958 in Lower Algonquin and was surrounded by the mob from an early age having had an uncle named Tommy “Two Guns” Gianco who was a soldier in the Messina Family and owned a cab stand in Little Italy where many mobsters would often hang out. For years Big Paulie worked a legitimate job in a Pizzeria and his first steps into the world of the mob didn't come until the early 80's after his uncle Tommy's death, when he became the protege of an influential Messina capo by the name of Charlie Lombardo, for whom he worked as a loanshark while simultaneously learning the ways of the honoured society. Gianco continued on as a Messina associate in sunny Vice City (having went there with Lombardo to look after his interests). While in Vice City Gianco became heavily involved in dealing cocaine, which he would ship back to Liberty City on a regular basis. After Lombardo's death Gianco returned home to Liberty City where he continued to deal in drugs and began dealing primarily with the Ancelotti family of which he became a member in 1992. Three years later in 1995 Gianco was caught in possession of a large amount of cocaine and was sentenced to ten years in prison but served less than half when the conviction was overturned on a technicality.
Undeterred by his stint in the joint Gianco continued to deal in the lucrative drug market upon his release. Through drug dealing Gianco was making the Ancelotti family more money than they had seen since their glory days in the 50s and 60s which ushered in his promotion to capo shortly thereafter. In the early days Gianco had a reputation for being a capo who liked to get his hands dirty and deal with everybody he did business with face to face, but this soon led to Gianco once again being arrested for drug related offenses, being released soon after due to insufficient evidence. This latest arrest however caused Gianco to become quite paranoid and began to adapt his activities to ensure he would not be arrested again, designating most of the street level work to members of his crew such as Anthony “Tony Red” Lombardo (the nephew of his former mentor Charlie Lombardo). Despite his recent back seat approach however Gianco is still believed to have a direct hand in most of the Ancelotti's drug dealing operations, although they are no longer as large scale as they used to be due to people like Joe Corolla in the Pavano family currently handling most of the city's drug market.
Nino Falcone is an Italian American gulf war veteran and avid motorcycle enthusiast with access to a large cache of weapons. Nino will be introduced to Carlo quite early on and from then on will become his own personal arms dealer. Nino will stock all of the game's new and exclusive weapons in addition to those which carry over from GTA IV in his basement and will sell them to Carlo at discount rates.
Angelo is a mechanic who owns a garage in Bohan. Carlo will meet him soon after he begins working for the mafia and after that he can bring him stolen vehicles which he will exchange for payment or to get his vehicle repaired.
Aleksandër is the cousin of Kalem Vulaj and is the leader of Liberty City's Albanian Mob otherwise known as “The Vulaj Organisation”. Vulaj is an ethnic Albanian who moved to the United States over ten years ago. Over the past decade Vulaj's organisation has become quite a powerful underworld force with involvement in extortion, drug dealing, people trafficing, loan sharking, street racing and illegal gambling and are said to be the biggest eastern european gang in the Liberty City metropolitan area next to Kenny Petrovic's Russian Mafia organization, with long established ties to many of Liberty City's La Cosa Nostra factions. Aside from the Russians, Vulaj's organisation, although small is said to be the only organised gang that can hold a candle to Liberty City's five families and has been known to test their power and antagonise them on many occasions, once reportedly requesting two wiseguys to come to Bohan for a sit down and ordering them to be strip searched before tossing them out on the street and making them walk back to their bosses stark naked. Vulaj will be first introduced to Carlo as part of a drug trafficking operation and from then on will play quite a pivotal role in the storyline. Although it is suggested that he is the boss of the Albanian mob a later news article states that he may have in fact been just a mid level cog in a bigger machine.
Benito "Benny" D'Angelo
Benny will first be introduced to Carlo as part of a Messina affiliated robbery crew along with fellow crew members Richie DeVito and Ralph Carbone. Carlo will then work with him on two other occasions throughout the the story.
Marco is an associate of the Gambetti family who will accompany Carlo and some others on a big heist later in the story. He is a long time friend of Nicky Bottino who also has a penchant for class A drugs which eventually leads him into trouble.
Dino is an associate of the Gambettis and later becomes a made man. He will also be involved in the big heist and in the latter part of the story he and Carlo will become friends.
D'Avanzo is a notorious fixer of the Italian American variety. He is a man of many talents ranging from carrying out contract killings to acting as a liaison between prostitutes and their clients. He has been known to carry out hits while wearing women's clothing although it is not clear whether this is in order to conceal his identity or satisfy his own sick perversions. Carlo will meet him through Ancelotti Capo Frankie Garone.
Philip Narducci, also known as "Fat Philly" is 55 year old capo in the Gambetti Crime Family. His main place of operations is the backroom office of an Italian Food store named Alazone's (owned by long time friend Alberto Alazone) but he can also be found on occasion hanging out in a mob controlled social club in nearby South Slopes. Narducci is a long time serving member of the family and it is thought he would have replaced both Sal Mangano and Sammy Bottino as underboss if it wasn't for him serving a prison sentence at the time. Nowadays he is reduced to leading a rag tag crew of young upstarts who are mostly related to other mobsters.
Gravelli is the 36 year old nephew of Gambetti Family boss Jon Gravelli and the son of his youngest brother Eugene who was murdered in 1972, when Peter was only a few months old. His mother subsequently committed suicide and he was adopted by his uncle and raised as a son (some say a replacement for his own son Jon Jr. who is a known drug addict). Many people feel that Peter only got made because of who his uncle is but he is quickly establishing himself as a worthy successor to his captain Philly Narducci.
Anthony "Tony Red" Lombardo is a hulking enforcer in the Ancelotti crime family who garnered his nickname due to his auburn tinted hair (aside from being a way to distinguish him from captain Anthony "Tony Black" Spoleto). Lombardo has been linked to the mob from birth, having an uncle who was a powerful captain in the Messina Family and a father, Anthony Snr., who joined the Alderney based Pegorino Family after failing to become a made man in the Messina family.
Maximov is a big shot Russian drug trafficer from Vice City with ties to Ray Bulgarin and Dimitri Rascalov's Russian Mafia organisation. Upon his arrival in Liberty City Andriy will get into a spot of bother (due to him arriving aboard a boat filled with cocaine) and Carlo will be required to go and 'bail him out'. After this he will begin to supply The Ancelottis with cocaine. Upon beginning to deal with Maximov Carlo will quickly find out that he is an incompetent asshole who likes to think that he is more important and successful than he actually is but he is an entertaining character none the less.
This snazzy off road recreational vehicle is perfect for cruising around Liberty City's sandy beaches (even if they are few and far between) or for some extra fun take it onto the streets and mow down unsuspecting pedestrians before they even realise what's going on, then by the time they wake up the poor beggers will be just too awe struck to press charges (the perfect crime).
This classic version of the Grotti Cheetah is a supercharged european beauty queen that's a must have accessory for any would be Mafia high roller or impotent banker in mid life crisis. It's not quite as fast as a comet but it's twice as sexy and let's face it, that's all that really matters.
The Enus Cognoscenti Cabrio is 6 cylinders and 500+ horsepower of pure British elegance finely stuffed into a flashy 2 door coupe. Altogether quicker and more nimble than it's big sister the Cognoscenti, this car is essentially the best of both worlds for those who want luxury and speed – the perfect combination.
The Pegassi Vacca is an Italian supercar that simply blows all others out of the water.With a top speed of well over 300 km/h that more than makes up for it's bulky frame this is the ultimate choice for blowing around the city at (extremely) high speed, leaving everybody else in a cowering mess with as you shoot by.The standard model offers everything you could ever want in a sports car but for those hard to pleasers there's also the supercharged variant the Vacca S that will have you jizzing your pants til the cows come home.
The Pfister Crossopriza is yet another Italian supercar featured in this episode. Much like the Cheetah this car ranks comparatively low on top speed when compared to others in the class but it handles like an absolute dream with acceleration comparable to a super powered greyhound out of the trap. The Crossopriza is quite common within Mafia circles providing a sleeker alternative to the bog standard luxury sedan and comes in both hard top and drop top versions.
The Caddy, F620, Super Diamond and Super Drop Diamond from The Ballad of Gay Tony are also featured