The Borgetto crime family operated out of Philadelphia, and proudly boasted that not a building could be erected in the city without Don Borgetto's go ahead. The family's main export was Sicilian marble, which they used to smuggle finely cut diamonds inside. Despite rumours, the family vowed that they did not also use the marble to smuggle drugs.
In 1998, Petie Clericuzio was killed, along with Don Rossario and Athena Aquitane, the sister of Don Croccifixio. Clericuzio was tricked into thinking Borgetto was responsible, and had his son Paulie - a civilian - whacked. Rather than continue his life of crime, Borgetto dissolved the family, trusting Clericuzio with any remaining businesses.
Behind the scenes
- In The Last Don II, the Borgetto crime family runs Philadelphia. As there are references to both the Clericuzios and the Corleones in the The Last Don, it is possible that Borgetto suceeded Frank Greco, the head of the Greco crime family, as the boss of Philadelphia. However, it is more likely that The Last Don II was written with no intention to be linked to The Godfather universe.