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Messina Family
Games: Grand Theft Auto IV
The Ballad of Gay Tony
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
Type: Italian-American Mafia Family
Vehicles: Black PMP 600s with mesh grills and spoilers; black Sentinel STDs with sun louvers on the rear windows
Weapons: Knife, Pistol, Uzi
Businesses: Unions, construction
Members: Harvey Noto, Harry Hall, Mark Volpe, Fredo Volpe, Jimmy Capra

The Messina Family is one of the oldest Italian-American families based in Liberty City, and part of the Cosa Nostra commission. The Messina syndicate 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. Mark Volpe was a Capo whilst Fredo Volpe, another capo, has been a police informant since 1998. Harry Hall is Consigliere of the Messina Family. The family only appear in GTA IV on one occasion (Deconstruction for Beginners) but they also make another on-screen appearence in The Ballad of Gay Tony in the mission Practice Swing where they attempt to kill Rocco, Luis, Tony and the Union Official over a labor union despute (likely the same dispute that forshadowed the mission Deconstruction for Beginners ).

In Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, Huang Lee is tasked with killing Messina member Jimmy Capra on the orders of Rudy D'Avanzo.

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Notes

Possibly based on real life Bonanno crime family in New York City which is one of the five families of NYC.  They share a similar history of bloody infighting and each received help from another family in the commission:  The Messinas from the Gambettis and the Bonannos from the Gambetti's real-life counterparts, the Gambinos.

Trivia

  • They are the second most powerful family in Liberty City.
  • The Messina's are heavily involved in the Construction Buisnesses as shown in mission "Practice Swing" when Rocco is trying to shakedown a union official when the official breaks he says "They're with the Messinas, you'll never be able to get in".
  • The informant Freddie Volpe Has given enough evidence to take down the whole family/operation.
  • The Messina's are the family who are trying to shakedown Yusuf Amir and the people who Niko Bellic kill in the mission "Deconstruction for Beginners".


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