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|caption = Messina Crime Family
 
|game = IV
 
|game = IV
 
|game2 = TLAD
 
|game2 = TLAD
 
|game3 = TBOGT
 
|game3 = TBOGT
|locations = [[Cerveza Heights]], [[Dukes]]<br>[[Little Italy]], [[Algonquin]]
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|locations = [[Cerveza Heights]]<br>[[Dukes]]<br>[[Little Italy]]<br>[[Algonquin]]
 
|leader = [[Harvey Noto]]
 
|leader = [[Harvey Noto]]
 
|type = Italian American Mafia Family
 
|type = Italian American Mafia Family
 
|enemies = [[North Holland Hustlers]]<br>[[Ancelotti Family]]
 
|enemies = [[North Holland Hustlers]]<br>[[Ancelotti Family]]
|affiliations = [[The Commission]]<br>[[Gambetti Family]]<br>[[Pavano Family]]<br>[[Lupisella Family]]<br>[[Algonquin Triads]]
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|affiliations = [[The Commission]]<br>[[Gambetti Family]]<br>[[Pavano Family]]<br>[[Lupisella Family]]<br>[[Algonquin Triads]]<br>[[Jewish Mob]]<br>[[Mel Toblowsky]]
 
|colors =
 
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|cars = [[Sentinel XS]]<br>[[PMP 600|Sports PMP 600]]<br>[[Cavalcade]]<br>[[Cavalcade FXT]]<br>[[Maverick]]
 
|cars = [[Sentinel XS]]<br>[[PMP 600|Sports PMP 600]]<br>[[Cavalcade]]<br>[[Cavalcade FXT]]<br>[[Maverick]]
|weapons = [[Knife]], [[Pistol]], [[SMG]] , [[Uzi]], [[Combat Shotgun]]
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|weapons = [[Knife]]<br>[[Pistol]]<br>[[SMG]]<br>[[Uzi]]<br>[[Combat Shotgun]]
 
|businesses = Labor Unions<br>Construction<br>Racketeering<br>Prostitution
 
|businesses = Labor Unions<br>Construction<br>Racketeering<br>Prostitution
 
|fronts = Majestic Hotel<br>Opinium Hotel
 
|fronts = Majestic Hotel<br>Opinium Hotel
 
|members = [[Harvey Noto]]<br>[[Harry Hall]]<br>[[Mark Volpe]]<br>[[Fredo Volpe]]<br>[[Jimmy Capra]]<br>[[Ricci]]<br>[[Vicini]]
 
|members = [[Harvey Noto]]<br>[[Harry Hall]]<br>[[Mark Volpe]]<br>[[Fredo Volpe]]<br>[[Jimmy Capra]]<br>[[Ricci]]<br>[[Vicini]]
|game4 = CW|name = Messina crime family}}
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|game4 = CW|name = {{Flagicon|Italy|Flag of Italy}} {{Flagicon|United States of America|Flag of the United States}} <br/> Messina crime family}}
   
 
The '''Messina crime family''' is the third most-powerful of the Mafia families based in [[Liberty City in GTA IV|Liberty City]], and part of the Cosa Nostra [[The Commission|Commission]]. The Messina syndicate is based in [[Algonquin]] and [[Dukes]], but also controls [[Little Italy]] alongside the other families. The family is believed to be led by [[Harvey Noto]], who was able to establish himself at the top of the organization after a long and bloody power struggle. [[Mark Volpe]] is a Capo whilst [[Fredo Volpe]], another Capo and brother of Mark, has been a police informant since 1998. [[Harry Hall]] is the [[Underboss]]/[[Consigliere]] of the Messina family.
 
The '''Messina crime family''' is the third most-powerful of the Mafia families based in [[Liberty City in GTA IV|Liberty City]], and part of the Cosa Nostra [[The Commission|Commission]]. The Messina syndicate is based in [[Algonquin]] and [[Dukes]], but also controls [[Little Italy]] alongside the other families. The family is believed to be led by [[Harvey Noto]], who was able to establish himself at the top of the organization after a long and bloody power struggle. [[Mark Volpe]] is a Capo whilst [[Fredo Volpe]], another Capo and brother of Mark, has been a police informant since 1998. [[Harry Hall]] is the [[Underboss]]/[[Consigliere]] of the Messina family.
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In [[Grand Theft Auto IV|2008]], the Messina Family prevented [[Yusuf Amir]] from continuing constructing by the labor union. However, [[Playboy X]] saw a potential business relationship with Amir, and he therefore hired [[Niko Bellic]] to [[Deconstruction for Beginners|take down all union workers at Amir's construction site]].
 
In [[Grand Theft Auto IV|2008]], the Messina Family prevented [[Yusuf Amir]] from continuing constructing by the labor union. However, [[Playboy X]] saw a potential business relationship with Amir, and he therefore hired [[Niko Bellic]] to [[Deconstruction for Beginners|take down all union workers at Amir's construction site]].
   
Sometime later in the same year, [[Rocco Pelosi]] of the [[Ancelotti Family]] kidnapped a union official and had [[Luis Fernando Lopez|Luis Lopez]] torture him by [[Practice Swing|hitting]] him with golfballs. The union official revealed that the head of the [[LTA]] was working for the Messina's. He later revealed more information to Rocco, and he ordered Lopez' boss [[Gay Tony|&quot;Gay&quot; Tony Prince]] to [[Bang Bang|blow up]] all of the LTA officials with ties to the Messina family with [[Sticky Bombs]]. Lopez himself took care of the job, resulting in a construction crane, LTA train and a private jet being blown up.
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Sometime later in the same year, [[Rocco Pelosi]] of the [[Ancelotti Family]] kidnapped a [[Union Official]] and had [[Luis Fernando Lopez|Luis Lopez]] torture him by [[Practice Swing|hitting]] him with golfballs. The union official revealed that the head of the [[LTA]] was working for the Messina's. He later revealed more information to Rocco, and he ordered Lopez' boss [[Gay Tony|&quot;Gay&quot; Tony Prince]] to [[Bang Bang|blow up]] all of the LTA officials with ties to the Messina family with [[Sticky Bombs]]. Lopez himself took care of the job, resulting in a construction crane, LTA train and a private jet being blown up.
   
Harvey Noto, the boss of the family owns the upper class Majestic Hotel in Algonquin. Hary Hall runs a high class prostitution ring in the hotel. The Jewish Mob hired a few rooms in the hotel, hinting the fact that they may be allies with the Messina family, but they are never seen together.
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Harvey Noto, the boss of the family owns the upper class [[Majestic Hotel]] in Algonquin. Hary Hall runs a high class prostitution ring in the hotel. The [[Jewish Mob]] hired a few rooms in the hotel, hinting the fact that they may be allies with the Messina family, but they are never seen together.
   
 
===Events of ''Chinatown Wars''===
 
===Events of ''Chinatown Wars''===
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==Members==
 
==Members==
*'''[[Harvey Noto]]''' - [[Boss]] of the Messina crime family, and close friend of [[Jon Gravelli]].
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*'''[[Harvey Noto]]''' &mdash; [[Boss]] of the Messina crime family, and close friend of [[Jon Gravelli]].
*'''[[Harry Hall]] '''- [[Underboss]]/[[Consigliere]] for Harvey and owns a few prostitution rings.
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*'''[[Harry Hall]] ''' &mdash; [[Underboss]]/[[Consigliere]] for Harvey and owns a few prostitution rings.
*'''[[Mark Volpe]]''' - [[Caporegime]] and a suspected police informant
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*'''[[Mark Volpe]]''' &mdash; [[Caporegime]] and a suspected police informant
*'''[[Fredo Volpe]]''' - Capo and brother of Mark. He is the ''true'' informant and has been since 1998.
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*'''[[Fredo Volpe]]''' &mdash; Capo and brother of Mark. He is the ''true'' informant and has been since 1998.
*'''[[Jimmy Capra]]''' - Member and "Made Man" of the Messina crime family.
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*'''[[Jimmy Capra]]''' &mdash; Member and "Made Man" of the Messina crime family.
*'''[[Union Official]]''' - Affiliate, knew the Messina business and had to give evidence as he was extorted by [[Rocco Pelosi]].
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*'''[[Union Official]]''' &mdash; Affiliate, knew the Messina business and had to give evidence as he was extorted by [[Rocco Pelosi]].
*'''[[Ricci]]''' - Drug dealer for the Messinas.
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*'''[[Ricci]]''' &mdash; Drug dealer for the Messinas.
*'''[[Vicini]]''' - Drug dealer for the Messinas.
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*'''[[Vicini]]''' &mdash; Drug dealer for the Messinas.
   
==Mission Appearences==
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==Mission Appearances==
 
;GTA IV
 
;GTA IV
 
*[[Deconstruction for Beginners]]
 
*[[Deconstruction for Beginners]]
 
*[[Taking in the Trash]]
 
*[[Taking in the Trash]]
 
*[[Actions Speak Louder than Words|Actions Speak Louder than Word]][[Actions Speak Louder than Words|s]]
 
*[[Actions Speak Louder than Words|Actions Speak Louder than Word]][[Actions Speak Louder than Words|s]]
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;The Lost And Damned
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*[[Gang Warfare in The Lost and Damned|Gang Wars]]
   
 
;The Ballad of Gay Tony
 
;The Ballad of Gay Tony
 
*[[Practice Swing]]
 
*[[Practice Swing]]
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*[[Drug Wars]]
   
 
;Chinatown Wars
 
;Chinatown Wars
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==Influences==
 
==Influences==
They are probably based on the [[wp:Bonanno crime family|Bonanno crime family]] in [[wp:New York City|New York City]] which is one of the five families. They share a similar history of bloody infighting and each received help from another family in the commission: The Messina's from the Gambetti's and the Bonanno's from the Gambetti's counterparts, the Gambinos.
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They are possibly based on the [[wp:Bonanno crime family|Bonanno crime family]] in [[wp:New York City|New York City]] which is one of the Five Families. They share a similar history of bloody infighting and each received help from another family in the commission: The Messina's from the Gambetti's and the Bonanno's from the Gambetti's counterparts, the Gambinos.
   
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Latest revision as of 18:43, August 16, 2014

GANG
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Messina crime family
Practice Swing
Messina Crime Family
Games: Grand Theft Auto IV
The Lost and Damned
The Ballad of Gay Tony
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
Locations: Cerveza Heights
Dukes
Little Italy
Algonquin
Leader: Harvey Noto
Type: Italian American Mafia Family
Enemies: North Holland Hustlers
Ancelotti Family
Affiliations: The Commission
Gambetti Family
Pavano Family
Lupisella Family
Algonquin Triads
Jewish Mob
Mel Toblowsky
Vehicles: Sentinel XS
Sports PMP 600
Cavalcade
Cavalcade FXT
Maverick
Weapons: Knife
Pistol
SMG
Uzi
Combat Shotgun
Businesses: Labor Unions
Construction
Racketeering
Prostitution
Fronts: Majestic Hotel
Opinium Hotel
Members: Harvey Noto
Harry Hall
Mark Volpe
Fredo Volpe
Jimmy Capra
Ricci
Vicini

The Messina crime family is the third most-powerful of the Mafia families based in Liberty City, and part of the Cosa Nostra Commission. The Messina syndicate is based in Algonquin and Dukes, but also controls Little Italy alongside the other families. The family is believed to be led by Harvey Noto, who was able to establish himself at the top of the organization after a long and bloody power struggle. Mark Volpe is a Capo whilst Fredo Volpe, another Capo and brother of Mark, has been a police informant since 1998. Harry Hall is the Underboss/Consigliere of the Messina family.

HistoryEdit

Events of GTA IVEdit

In 2008, the Messina Family prevented Yusuf Amir from continuing constructing by the labor union. However, Playboy X saw a potential business relationship with Amir, and he therefore hired Niko Bellic to take down all union workers at Amir's construction site.

Sometime later in the same year, Rocco Pelosi of the Ancelotti Family kidnapped a Union Official and had Luis Lopez torture him by hitting him with golfballs. The union official revealed that the head of the LTA was working for the Messina's. He later revealed more information to Rocco, and he ordered Lopez' boss "Gay" Tony Prince to blow up all of the LTA officials with ties to the Messina family with Sticky Bombs. Lopez himself took care of the job, resulting in a construction crane, LTA train and a private jet being blown up.

Harvey Noto, the boss of the family owns the upper class Majestic Hotel in Algonquin. Hary Hall runs a high class prostitution ring in the hotel. The Jewish Mob hired a few rooms in the hotel, hinting the fact that they may be allies with the Messina family, but they are never seen together.

Events of Chinatown WarsEdit

In 2009, Rudy D'Avanzo tricked the Triad Huang Lee to believe that his rival Jimmy Capra was an undercover police informant (in fact he was a Messina Made Man) and was revealing information about the Triads to the LCPD. Rudy told Huang that he had bugged Capra's car and he ordered Huang to steal Capra's car from a Messina-owned parking lot in North Bohan. Capra's car is strangely the same the Midtown Gangsters drive around their turf.

They later went to a meeting with Capra, where lots of Messina gangsters, and possibly Capra himself, were killed. They have connection with the Jaoming Triad. But after the events of GTA Chinatown Wars it is most likely their friendship has ended.

Their dealers sell Ecstasy and buy Coke. They can be spotted in Little Italy, with black clothing. They attack the player with Micro SMG's and are very tough when fighting on the streets. They are not hostile against the player unless he attacks them. In the GTA Chinatown Wars drug dealing minigame they have two dealers named: Ricci and Vicini, who like to buy Coke and sell many Ecstasy bags at a low price. They are described as the Mob. When doing many deals with the dealers of the Messina Family, it will most likely attract police presence.

The Messinas are the gang with the most cars in GTA CW, having a full count of 5 vehicles: grey Comets, grey Banshees, grey Turismos and light and dark grey Cognoscentis as well as dark gang Burritos.

MembersEdit

Mission AppearancesEdit

GTA IV
The Lost And Damned
The Ballad of Gay Tony
Chinatown Wars

InfluencesEdit

They are possibly based on the Bonanno crime family in New York City which is one of the Five Families. They share a similar history of bloody infighting and each received help from another family in the commission: The Messina's from the Gambetti's and the Bonanno's from the Gambetti's counterparts, the Gambinos.


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