Paul 'Fat Paulie' Fortunato was the Don of the Barzini family during the 1950s and 1960s.
Relationship with the CorleonesEdit
He was one of the people that did not support the Corleones creating a separate regime for the drug money, and never liked Michael Corleone or any of his family members. He also had strong ties to several Dons and crime figures hostile to the Corleone family, such as Vincent Forlenza, Louie Russo and Hyman Roth. He was also a strong supporter of the business deals in Cuba.
However, in 1963, Fortunato became more akin to an ally of the family and supported Michael Corleone against Carlo Tramonti's bid to assassinate President James Shea, and defended Michael against Tramonti's claim that Michael had murdered Mark McCluskey in 1946.
He was presumably killed at the Commission meeting in 1979.
|Don of the Barzini crime family|
|1955 - Unknown||Succeeded by:|