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{{infobox gang |image = VercettiGang-GTAVC-members.jpg|caption = Members of the Vercetti Family outside the [[Vercetti Estate]].|game = VC|locations = [[Starfish Island]]<br>[[Prawn Island]]<br>[[Little Haiti]]<br>[[Little Havanna]]<br>[[Vice Port]]|leader = [[Tommy Vercetti]]|type = Mafia-like gang|enemies = [[Forelli Family]]<br>[[Diaz' Gang]]<br>[[Haitians]]<br>[[Golfers]]<br>[[Military]]<br>[[Sharks]]<br>[[Patrol Invest Group]]
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{{Infobox gang
|affiliations = [[Cubans]]<br>[[Vice City Bikers|Bikers]]
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|name = {{Flagicon|Italy|Flag of Italy}} {{Flagicon|United States of America|Flag of the United States}}<br/>Vercetti Gang
|weapons = [[Pistol]]<br>[[Micro-SMG]] <small>(after [[Keep Your Friends Close]])</small>
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|image = VercettiGang-GTAVC-members.jpg
|businesses = Armed Robbery<br>Protection Racket<br>Black mailing<br>Drug dealing<br>Prostitution<br>Extortion<br>Auto-theft ring<br>Pornography<br>Counterfeiting
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|caption = Members of the Vercetti crime family outside the [[Vercetti Estate]].
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|game = VC
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|locations = [[Starfish Island]]<br>[[Prawn Island]]<br>[[Little Haiti]]<br>[[Little Havanna]]<br>[[Vice Port]]
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|leader = [[Tommy Vercetti]]
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|type = Criminal organization
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|enemies = [[Forelli Family]]<br>[[Haitians]]<br>[[Patrol Invest Group]]<br>[[Sharks]]
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|affiliations = [[Cubans]]<br>[[Vice City Bikers|Bikers]]<br>[[Cortez Crew]]
 
|colors = Blue
 
|colors = Blue
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|cars = [[Admiral]]<br>[[Sentinel]]<br>[[Stretch]]
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|weapons = [[Pistol]]<br>[[Micro-SMG]] <small>(after [[Keep Your Friends Close]])</small>
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|businesses = Armed Robbery<br>Protection<br>Drug trade and trafficking <br>Prostitution<br>Extortion<br>Auto-theft<br>Pornography<br>Counterfeiting<br>Money laundering<br>Racketeering<br>Loansharking<br>Gun-Running<br>Smuggling<br>Illegal Gambling<Br>Bookmaking<br>Hijacking<br>Contract killing
 
|fronts = [[Vercetti Estate]]<br>[[Kaufman Cabs]]<br>[[Boatyard]]<br>[[Malibu Club]]<br>[[Pole Position Club]]<br>[[InterGlobal Films]]<br>[[Print Works]]<br>[[Sunshine Autos]]<br>[[Cherry Popper Ice Cream Factory]]<br>[[Phil's Place]]
 
|fronts = [[Vercetti Estate]]<br>[[Kaufman Cabs]]<br>[[Boatyard]]<br>[[Malibu Club]]<br>[[Pole Position Club]]<br>[[InterGlobal Films]]<br>[[Print Works]]<br>[[Sunshine Autos]]<br>[[Cherry Popper Ice Cream Factory]]<br>[[Phil's Place]]
|members = [[Tommy Vercetti]]<br>[[Lance Vance]] (Expelled, deceased)<br>[[Ken Rosenberg]] (Expelled)<br>[[Mario]]<br>[[Mike (GTA VC)|Mike]]<br>[[Avery Carrington]] (Deceased)
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|members = [[Tommy Vercetti]]<br>[[Lance Vance]] (formerly, deceased)<br>[[Ken Rosenberg]] (formerly)<br>[[Mario]]<br>[[Mike (GTA VC)|Mike]]<br>[[Avery Carrington]] (Deceased)
|name = Vercetti Gang}} The '''Vercetti Gang''' is a powerful criminal organization headed by [[Tommy Vercetti]] based in and around [[Vice City in GTA III Era|Vice City]].
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The '''Vercetti Gang''' or '''Vercetti crime family''' is a powerful criminal organization based in and around [[Vice City (3D Universe)|Vice City]]. They are led by [[Tommy Vercetti]] and are essentially a splinter group of the [[Forelli crime family|Forelli Family]], of which Vercetti was previously recognized as a member. They first appear midway through [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]], and are later mentioned in passing in [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]].
   
 
==Descriptio​​n==
 
==Descriptio​​n==
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The Vercetti gang is headed by [[Tommy Vercetti]], a renegade [[Forelli Family]] member who has assumed control of many businesses and property ventures during the events of [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]], circa [[1986]]. The organization is known to be involved in various illegal enterprises, including extortion, drug dealing, counterfeit and pornography. They are very territorial, and hostile towards the other gangs in the city, even the [[Cubans]] and [[Vice City Bikers]], who are on friendly terms with Tommy Vercetti.
   
The Vercetti gang is headed by [[Tommy Vercetti]], a renegade [[Forelli Family]] member who has assumed control of many businesses and property ventures during the events of [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]], circa [[1986]]. The organization is known to be involved in various illegal enterprises, including extortion, drug dealing, counterfeit and pornography. They are very territorial, and hostile towards the other gangs in the city, even the [[Cubans]], who are on friendly terms with Tommy Vercetti.
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Though some might consider the Vercetti Gang a [[Mafia]] family, due to being led by a former mafia member, it cannot be a true mafia family because there are high ranking members, such as [[Lance Vance]] and [[Ken Rosenberg]], who are not Italian, however they could be considered high ranking associates which are common in Mafia families, various high ranking members of [[The_Commission#The_Families|the Five Families]] are not Italian. It does appear that Tommy structured it to resemble a Mafia family. The Vercetti Gang are mentioned in passing in [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]] by [[The Truth]], who mentions that [[Dwaine]] and [[Jethro]] had their business bought out by "The Mob".
 
Though some might consider the Vercetti Gang a [[Mafia]] family, due to being led by a former mafia member, it cannot be a true mafia family because there are high ranking members, such as [[Lance Vance]] and [[Ken Rosenberg]], who are not Italian, however they could be considered high ranking associates which are common in Mafia families, various high ranking members of [http://gta.wikia.com/The_Commission#The_Families the Five Families] are not Italian. It does appear that Tommy structured it to resemble a mafia family and in [[San Andreas]], [[The Truth]] mentions that [[Dwaine]] And [[Jethro]] had their business bought over by the mob.
 
   
 
==History==
 
==History==
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Tommy Vercetti was originally dispatched by the [[Forelli Family]] to Vice City to oversee a [[Introduction (GTA VC)|drug deal]] funded by Forelli family money; the drug deal was supposed to be the beginning of the Forelli expansion down south towards Vice City.
   
Tommy Vercetti was originally dispatched by the [[Forelli Family]] to Vice City to oversee a [[Introduction (GTA VC)|drug deal]] funded by Forelli family money; the drug deal was supposed to be the beginning of the Forelli expansion down south towards Vice City. After the deal was ambushed by the [[Diaz's Gang|Diaz Cartel]], Vercetti was forced to start over with no money or property and aided only by Ken Rosenberg, a bent lawyer with Forelli connections. He eventually [[Rub Out|killed]] the perpetrator of the drug deal attack, Ricardo Diaz, aided by his new friend Lance Vance. Following the killing, he seized many properties and businesses assets in the city, with no assistance from the Forelli family forming the "Vercetti Family" in the process. The expansion of the Vercetti's throughout Vice City made Tommy a very rich, powerful, and influential man, infuriating [[Sonny Forelli]] who was demanding his cut of the profit. Tommy's refusal to give in led the Forelli Family to send collectors to Vice City to attempt to cut into the profits of Tommy's businesses by [[Cap the Collector|attempting to take over]] Tommy's businesses, which he bought. The Forellis' efforts were thwarted, and Sonny Forelli eventually confronts Tommy in person, which lead to a [[Keep Your Friends Close|massacre]], resulting in the death of many Forelli members, including a recently defected Lance Vance, and Sonny himself in the [[Vercetti Estate]]. Following Sonny's death, the Vercetti Family is assumed to have total domination of Vice City. The Vercetti Family, or at least Tommy Vercetti himself, is presumed to remain in power for an undisclosed time. In [[The Introduction]], the prequel film to [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]], Ken Rosenberg, who was also initiated into the Vercetti Family in 1986, is assumed to have been abandoned by Tommy after Ken is forced into rehabilitation for prolonged cocaine abuse. Following his release from the [[Fort Carson Medical Center]], Vercetti no longer takes his calls and their relationship is dissolved. This led to Ken's subsequent assignment as a middleman for the [[Leone Family]], the [[Forelli Family]] and the [[Sindacco Family]] over [[Caligula's Palace]] along [[The Strip]], [[Las Venturas]] and then employment as an accountant to rapper [[Madd Dogg]]. The Truth makes a reference to them, saying that Dwaine and Jethro's businesses were bought by "the mob".
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After the deal was ambushed by the [[Diaz's Gang|Diaz Cartel]], Vercetti was forced to start over with no money or property and aided only by Ken Rosenberg, a bent lawyer with Forelli connections. He eventually [[Rub Out|killed]] the perpetrator of the drug deal attack, [[Ricardo Diaz]], aided by his new friend Lance Vance.
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Following the demise of [[Ricardo Diaz]], he received ownership of [[Vercetti Estate|Diaz's mansion on Starfish Island]], using it as his main base of operations, and subsequently took over many other properties and businesses in the city, including [[Kaufman Cabs]], [[Cherry Popper Ice Cream Factory]], [[Malibu Club]], [[Pole Position Club]], [[Sunshine Autos]], [[InterGlobal Studios]], [[Print Works]], [[Boatyard]] and [[Phil's Place]]. Tommy cut his ties with the [[Forelli Family]], as his operation expanded greatly throughout [[Vice City]], which thus made Tommy a very rich, powerful and influential man, infuriating [[Sonny Forelli]] who was demanding his cut of the profits.
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[[Ricardo Diaz]] controlled a very lucrative protection ring across the island, prior to his [[Rub Out|death]], however after learning of [[Rub Out|Diaz's demise]], some of the stores in the [[North Point Mall]] were refusing to pay for protection, and so [[Shakedown|Tommy vandalized the stores who were refusing to pay for protection]]. Not too long after, [[Bar Brawl|Tommy drives DBP Security out of Ocean Beach so that his gang can provide protection for the Front Page Café, which is based in Ocean Beach]], and eventually consolidates his control over the lucrative protection ring by [[Cop Land|blowing up the Tarbrush Café at the North Point Mall along with Lance, while disguised as police officers]].
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Tommy's refusal to cut [[Sonny Forelli|Sonny]] into the profits prompted him to send [[Forelli Family|collectors]] to Vice City in an attempt to [[Cap the Collector|"tax" his businesses]], even going so far as to ordering his men to badly beat [[Earnest Kelly]], which resulted in [[Cap the Collector|Tommy killing all of the men that Sonny had sent to collect from his businesses]]. Following this, Sonny personally confronted Tommy at his [[Vercetti Estate|mansion]], and revealed that [[Lance Vance|Lance]] had informed him about Tommy's plan to con Sonny with [[Print Works|counterfeit money]], which ultimately ended with [[Keep Your Friends Close|Tommy killing everyone at the mansion in a large shootout, including several Forelli gangsters, Lance Vance and Sonny Forelli]]. Tommy claimed to be "untouchable" now in Vice City, as [[Sonny Forelli]], the man who wanted him dead the most, had been killed in the massacre, and it was implied that with the death of their boss, the [[Forelli Family]] would be weakened too much by his death to be able to send men to take care of Tommy.
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Following Sonny's death, the Vercetti Family is assumed to have total domination of Vice City. The Vercetti Family, or at least Tommy Vercetti himself, is presumed to remain in power for an undisclosed time. In [[The Introduction]], the prequel film to [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]], Ken Rosenberg, a close friend and business accomplice of Tommy, is assumed to have been abandoned by Tommy after Ken is forced into rehabilitation for prolonged cocaine abuse. Following his release from the [[Fort Carson Medical Center]], Vercetti no longer takes his calls and their relationship is dissolved. This led to Ken's subsequent assignment as a middleman for the [[Leone Family]], the [[Forelli Family]] and the [[Sindacco Family]] over [[Caligula's Palace]] along [[The Strip]], [[Las Venturas]] and then employment as an accountant to rapper [[Madd Dogg]]. The Truth makes a reference to them, saying that Dwaine and Jethro's businesses were bought by "the mob".
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==Members==
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* [[Tommy Vercetti]] - [[Boss]]
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* [[Lance Vance]] - [[Underboss]] (Formerly/Deceased)
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* [[Ken Rosenberg]] - [[Consigliere|Adviser]] (Formerly)
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* [[Avery Carrington]] - [[Consigliere|Adviser]] (Deceased)
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* [[Mike (GTA VC)|Mike]] - [[Mafia Enforcers|Enforcer]]
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* [[Mario]]
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===Associates===
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* [[Juan Cortez]] - Leader of the [[Cortez Crew]]
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* [[Kent Paul]] - Associate of Ken Rosenberg/manager of [[Love Fist]]
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* [[Umberto Robina]] - Leader of the [[Cubans]]
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* [[Big Mitch Baker]] - President of the [[Vice City Bikers]]
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* [[Ricardo Diaz]] (Formerly/Deceased) - Leader of the [[Diaz' Gang|Diaz Cartel]]
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* [[Earnest Kelly]] - Owner of The Print Works
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* [[Phil Cassidy]] - Gunman and arms dealer
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* [[Sonny Forelli]] (Formely/Deceased) - Don of the [[Forelli Family]]
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* [[Steve Scott]] - Porn film director
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* [[Cam Jones]] (Can be killed in [[The Job]]) - Safecracker/[[Cam's Can Openers|locksmith]]
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* [[Hillary King]] (Deceased) - Driver
   
 
==Mission Appearances==
 
==Mission Appearances==
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==Trivia==
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*The Vercetti Gang are never formally named in the game. The name 'Vercetti Gang' came from [[Kaufman Cabs]] dispatcher [[Delores]] announcing Tommy Vercetti's takeover of the business to the drivers.<ref name="Vercetti Gang">'''Delores''': "Our new management, the Vercetti Gang, is gonna make sure we get no trouble".</ref>
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*Upon reaching [[100% Completion in GTA Vice City|100% completion]], three Vercetti gang members can be recruited and act as [[Bodyguards]]. The player just needs to walk into the pink marker for each gang member and they will immediately begin following the player while [[$|$2000]] are deducted.
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*The Vercetti gang does not spawn around [[Vice Beach]]. This is either because there are not many gangs in the area, or because the player only has safehouses rather than business assets.
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*On some occasions whilst in a gunfight around an area where they spawn, the gang can attack your bodyguards (who are also members of the gang) and the bodyguards can attack each other.
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*Vercetti Gang members will fall into the ground If you attack them. If they attack you accidentally during a gun fight, you will not lose [[Health]], nor [[Body Armor]].
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* The Vercetti Gang is the only gang in normal gameplay to use any firearm other than a pistol, as they begin to carry Uzis after the completion of [[Keep Your Friends Close...]]
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* It is unknown how Tommy Vercetti was able to recruit so many thugs to guard his properties and businesses in such a short amount of time. What is even more curious is that the regular members of this gang are pre-dominantly Italian-American, a demographic that wouldn't be as widely seen in [[Florida]] as it would on the East coast (e.g. [[Liberty City in 3D Universe|Liberty City]]). It is possible that these thugs were citizens of Liberty City that heard about Tommy Vercetti starting a new Mafia family in Vice City and left Liberty State to join him, or that they were Forelli Family members later sent by Sonny Forelli to help Tommy secure the money he needed.
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==References==
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Latest revision as of 11:25, July 10, 2015


The Vercetti Gang or Vercetti crime family is a powerful criminal organization based in and around Vice City. They are led by Tommy Vercetti and are essentially a splinter group of the Forelli Family, of which Vercetti was previously recognized as a member. They first appear midway through Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and are later mentioned in passing in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

Descriptio​​nEdit

The Vercetti gang is headed by Tommy Vercetti, a renegade Forelli Family member who has assumed control of many businesses and property ventures during the events of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, circa 1986. The organization is known to be involved in various illegal enterprises, including extortion, drug dealing, counterfeit and pornography. They are very territorial, and hostile towards the other gangs in the city, even the Cubans and Vice City Bikers, who are on friendly terms with Tommy Vercetti.

Though some might consider the Vercetti Gang a Mafia family, due to being led by a former mafia member, it cannot be a true mafia family because there are high ranking members, such as Lance Vance and Ken Rosenberg, who are not Italian, however they could be considered high ranking associates which are common in Mafia families, various high ranking members of the Five Families are not Italian. It does appear that Tommy structured it to resemble a Mafia family. The Vercetti Gang are mentioned in passing in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas by The Truth, who mentions that Dwaine and Jethro had their business bought out by "The Mob".

HistoryEdit

Tommy Vercetti was originally dispatched by the Forelli Family to Vice City to oversee a drug deal funded by Forelli family money; the drug deal was supposed to be the beginning of the Forelli expansion down south towards Vice City.

After the deal was ambushed by the Diaz Cartel, Vercetti was forced to start over with no money or property and aided only by Ken Rosenberg, a bent lawyer with Forelli connections. He eventually killed the perpetrator of the drug deal attack, Ricardo Diaz, aided by his new friend Lance Vance.

Following the demise of Ricardo Diaz, he received ownership of Diaz's mansion on Starfish Island, using it as his main base of operations, and subsequently took over many other properties and businesses in the city, including Kaufman Cabs, Cherry Popper Ice Cream Factory, Malibu Club, Pole Position Club, Sunshine Autos, InterGlobal Studios, Print Works, Boatyard and Phil's Place. Tommy cut his ties with the Forelli Family, as his operation expanded greatly throughout Vice City, which thus made Tommy a very rich, powerful and influential man, infuriating Sonny Forelli who was demanding his cut of the profits.

Ricardo Diaz controlled a very lucrative protection ring across the island, prior to his death, however after learning of Diaz's demise, some of the stores in the North Point Mall were refusing to pay for protection, and so Tommy vandalized the stores who were refusing to pay for protection. Not too long after, Tommy drives DBP Security out of Ocean Beach so that his gang can provide protection for the Front Page Café, which is based in Ocean Beach, and eventually consolidates his control over the lucrative protection ring by blowing up the Tarbrush Café at the North Point Mall along with Lance, while disguised as police officers.

Tommy's refusal to cut Sonny into the profits prompted him to send collectors to Vice City in an attempt to "tax" his businesses, even going so far as to ordering his men to badly beat Earnest Kelly, which resulted in Tommy killing all of the men that Sonny had sent to collect from his businesses. Following this, Sonny personally confronted Tommy at his mansion, and revealed that Lance had informed him about Tommy's plan to con Sonny with counterfeit money, which ultimately ended with Tommy killing everyone at the mansion in a large shootout, including several Forelli gangsters, Lance Vance and Sonny Forelli. Tommy claimed to be "untouchable" now in Vice City, as Sonny Forelli, the man who wanted him dead the most, had been killed in the massacre, and it was implied that with the death of their boss, the Forelli Family would be weakened too much by his death to be able to send men to take care of Tommy.

Following Sonny's death, the Vercetti Family is assumed to have total domination of Vice City. The Vercetti Family, or at least Tommy Vercetti himself, is presumed to remain in power for an undisclosed time. In The Introduction, the prequel film to Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Ken Rosenberg, a close friend and business accomplice of Tommy, is assumed to have been abandoned by Tommy after Ken is forced into rehabilitation for prolonged cocaine abuse. Following his release from the Fort Carson Medical Center, Vercetti no longer takes his calls and their relationship is dissolved. This led to Ken's subsequent assignment as a middleman for the Leone Family, the Forelli Family and the Sindacco Family over Caligula's Palace along The Strip, Las Venturas and then employment as an accountant to rapper Madd Dogg. The Truth makes a reference to them, saying that Dwaine and Jethro's businesses were bought by "the mob".

MembersEdit

AssociatesEdit

Mission AppearancesEdit

GTA Vice City

TriviaEdit

  • The Vercetti Gang are never formally named in the game. The name 'Vercetti Gang' came from Kaufman Cabs dispatcher Delores announcing Tommy Vercetti's takeover of the business to the drivers.[1]
  • Upon reaching 100% completion, three Vercetti gang members can be recruited and act as Bodyguards. The player just needs to walk into the pink marker for each gang member and they will immediately begin following the player while $2000 are deducted.
  • The Vercetti gang does not spawn around Vice Beach. This is either because there are not many gangs in the area, or because the player only has safehouses rather than business assets.
  • On some occasions whilst in a gunfight around an area where they spawn, the gang can attack your bodyguards (who are also members of the gang) and the bodyguards can attack each other.
  • Vercetti Gang members will fall into the ground If you attack them. If they attack you accidentally during a gun fight, you will not lose Health, nor Body Armor.
  • The Vercetti Gang is the only gang in normal gameplay to use any firearm other than a pistol, as they begin to carry Uzis after the completion of Keep Your Friends Close...
  • It is unknown how Tommy Vercetti was able to recruit so many thugs to guard his properties and businesses in such a short amount of time. What is even more curious is that the regular members of this gang are pre-dominantly Italian-American, a demographic that wouldn't be as widely seen in Florida as it would on the East coast (e.g. Liberty City). It is possible that these thugs were citizens of Liberty City that heard about Tommy Vercetti starting a new Mafia family in Vice City and left Liberty State to join him, or that they were Forelli Family members later sent by Sonny Forelli to help Tommy secure the money he needed.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Delores: "Our new management, the Vercetti Gang, is gonna make sure we get no trouble".

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