Don James "Jimmy Peg" Pegorino is a mobster heavily involved in drugs distribution, and head of the Alderney based Pegorino Family. He owned the Honkers strip club in Tudor, Alderney; which was run by his trusted associate, Phil Bell. The Pegorinos also have an hangout in Little Italy, the Drusilla's Ristorante.
Pegorino's main goal was to see his family being named part of the Liberty City Mafia "Commission". The main five Mafia families of Liberty City (the Ancelotti, Pavano, Messina, Gambetti and Lupisella families) thought that the Pegorinos are nothing more than a South Alderney gang. Pegorino had a son who killed himself, so he considers his bodyguard Anthony Corrado the closest thing he has to a son.
Pegorino had Niko, who was reccomended to Jimmy by Phil Bell, accompany him to a truce meeting with the Pavano Family, where he would have Niko watch over the meeting with a sniper. Pegorino's gut instincts were proved correct, as the Pavano's opened fire on Pegorino and his associates Big Pete and Marco, killing the younger men. The wounded and fuming Pegorino had Niko chase down his assailants, killing them and retrieving the truce offer. As revenge, Pegorino had Niko shoot up a Pavano cash pick-up at AutoEroticar in Leftwood, Alderney.
Much to Pegorino's distress, his trusted bodyguard, Anthony Corrado, had 'flipped' and had been wearing a wire for the Goverment. Pegorino called Corrado, who then had a heart attack but survived. A paranoid Pegorino then held an arriving Niko at gunpoint with a shotgun, challenging Niko's loyalty. He then ordered Niko to kill Corrado at the hospital, which Niko duly did.Later on, Pegorino had to decide who in his Family is a traitor and eventually had Niko kill his Capo, Ray Boccino, whom he did not trust.
Pegorino appears in the final mission seeking Niko's help in selling off heroin that his organization had acquired. However, the police are closing in on the family's activities, so he needs to sell it off. Pegorino enters an alliance with Dimitri Rascalov, who finds buyers for the heroin. Niko then had to decide on what to do next.
Revenge Story Line
In the "Revenge" storyline, with the deal ruined due to Niko killing Dimitri, the Pegorino crime family is all but finished. Pegorino then kills Kate McReary
at the wedding of Mallorie
and Roman Bellic
in retaliation for Niko ruining the drug deal by killing Rascalov, thus taking the role of the final boss of the game. Soon after, he was killed by Niko after a lengthy chase and shootout (with some assistance from Niko's cousin Roman and his friend Little Jacob
), culminating in Pegorino's death at the base of the Statue of Happiness
on Happiness Island
Deal Story Line
In the "Deal" storyline, the deal goes through and the Pegorino crime family gains power and money, but Pegorino is betrayed and killed by Dimitri, who wants to keep everything for himself.
Jimmy Pegorino Related Missions
- Pegorino's Pride
- Pest Control
- One Last Thing