Franco Forelli is the Don of the Forelli crime family in 1998. He is diminutive, very greedy, has Mayor RC Hole in his pocket, and has always been a thorn in Salvatore Leone's side. Although he never appears in the game, he is mentioned quite often by Salvatore. It remains unclear if Franco is killed in Fort Staunton when explosives planted by Toni Cipriani destroys the district.
Given that it is possible that more than one Don could have been in power at one point during the 12 years that have passed since Sonny Forelli's death in 1986, it is relatively unclear if Franco had directly succeeded Sonny Forelli, Giorgio Forelli (Sonny's cousin, who is assumed to succeed Sonny), or other unknown Forelli Dons.