James Pegorino, the last known boss of the Pegorino crime family
|Leaders:||Phil Bell (Advisor), Ray Boccino (Captian)|
|Type:||Italian-American crime organization|
|Enemies:||The Pavano crime family, the Ancelotti crime family, and other Alderney gangs, including their allies|
|Affiliations:||Irish Mob, Faustin Family|
|Vehicles:||PMP 600, Cognoscenti, Schafter, Oracle, Intruder.|
|Businesses:||Various businesses throughout Alderney, mainly Drugs.|
|Fronts:||Honkers Strip Club, Drustilla's, Waste Management.|
|Members:||James Pegorino, Phil Bell, Ray Boccino, Anthony Corrado, Joseph DiLeo, Luca Silvestri and many others|
Other important members in the organization include captain (or caporegime) Ray Boccino and figurehead Phil Bell. During the storyline, Pegorino hires hitman Niko Bellic, which eventually leads to the organization's downfall, depending on the player's choice.
The Pegorino crime family are first introduced in the storyline by Patrick McReary, a prominent figure in the Irish mob, after McReary and Niko Bellic successfully steal a shipment of pharmaceuticals for Pegorino captain Ray Boccino. Boccino later calls Bellic, offering him work in exchange for the location of Florian Cravic, a man who Niko suspects betrayed him and his squad of fifteen men during the Yugoslav Wars. It later becomes clear that Boccino doesn't even attempt to find Cravic, but only uses Bellic to solve his problems. Bellic later meets Phil Bell, a member and figurehead in the organization. Bellic decides to work for Bell instead, ignoring Boccino's constant advice and demands. Eventually, Niko finally meets the boss of the crime family, James Pegorino. Pegorino hires Bellic, later ordering him to murder mob turncoat Anthony Corrado, who Pegorino once apparently favoured as a son. Near the end of the storyline, Pegorino orders Bellic to go with Bell to pick up the payment from a heroin deal which Pegorino had recently made with Dimitri Rascalov, to which Bellic reluctantly declines, considering Rascalov's constant attempts on his and his cousin's lives. After Bellic leaves the bar, he is given a choice: either watch over the deal or take revenge on Rascalov, after finding out his location through his cousin. If Bellic accepts, and watches over the deal, Rascalov reveals to Bellic over the phone that he has murdered the buyers' representatives, taken the heroin for himself and has already made his escape. Bell, believing that they will not be able to escape alive, begins to draw fire and goes after their money, with Bellic in tow. They eventually escape with their money and Pegorino thanks Niko over the phone, commending him on his work and dedication. Months later, after another attempt on Niko's life, which eventually leads to the accidental killing of Bellic's cousin, Roman Bellic, Niko seeks revenge on Rascalov with one of Bellic's associates Jacob Hughes. Days later, Bellic and Hughes follow a Pegorino member, in the hopes of him leading them to Rascalov, after rumours of Rascalov and Pegorino's recent partnership. Eventually, the Pegorino member notices Bellic and Hughes and seeks solace in a run-down casino, which Pegorino and Rascalov happen to be having a meeting at. Bellic demands that Hughes leave, claiming that he does not want another friend hurt. Bellic then opens fire and eventually reaches Rascalov, who is holding Pegorino at gun point. Rascalov then fires, shooting Pegorino in the face, much to Niko's surprise, leaving the organization in ruins. If Bellic decides to take revenge, instead of watching over the deal, Pegorino, betrayed, takes fire on Bellic with an AK-47 during Roman Bellic's wedding, murdering Niko's partner Kate McReary, who was also the sister to Irish mobsters Gerald McReary, Patrick McReary and Derrick McReary. In retaliation, the two Bellics and Hughes seek revenge. The same situation plays itself out, only Bellic murders Pegorino on Happiness Island, after a lengthy chase.
After the events that took place in the storyline, it's been assumed that the Pegorino family was dissolved, as Phil Bell, the only known living member, claims that he is leaving town in order not to face any more problems that arise, which are in any way associated to the organization.
- The Pegorino crime family seem to operate the Strip club in Alderney called Honkers.