- "Ken Rosenberg, schmuck of a lawyer. How's he gonna' hold Vercetti's leash?"
- ―Franco Forelli to Sonny Forelli
Franco Forelli is the Don of the Forelli Family in 1998 (GTA Liberty City Stories). He is a minor character in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and a main character in Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories. He is diminutive, very greedy, holds power over former Liberty City Mayor Roger C. Hole, and is an enemy of Leone Family Don Salvatore Leone. He is the quaternary antagonist of GTA LCS.
He, and his brothers Sonny and Marco, appear during the beginning of the game discussing what to do about Tommy Vercetti now that he is out of prison. The three also discuss their plans for the family to "expand" down south and agree to have Vercetti be their representative. He doesn't appear again after this.
Early in the game, he is convinced by Sicilian Mafia capo, Massimo Torini, to start a war with the Leone and Sindacco Families in order to take over the underworld in Liberty City. In reality, Torini only encourages Franco to wage war in order to wipe out all three families so that the Sicilians can take over the city.
After Mayor Hole is killed, he aids Miles O'Donovan in the election for mayor of Liberty City. He also attempts to have Donald Love killed during his campaign in order to guarantee the victory for O'Donovan. After his candidate wins, Franco uses him in the same way as the previous mayor in order to secure his victory over the rival mafia families. Because of this, O'Donovan performs a favor on behalf of Paulie Sindacco and has Salvatore Leone arrested for his crimes in order to give both families an advantage in the war. Shortly after Paulie Sindacco is killed, Donald Love orders Tony to destroy the Fort Staunton area of Liberty City to get revenge on Forelli for both helping O'Donnavan win the election and attempting to kill him earlier. Tony succeeds in planting bombs under the district which destroy the area and kill Franco. With his and Paulie's deaths, the Liberty City mafia wars end.
GTA Vice City
GTA Liberty City Stories
- Bringing the House Down (Killed)