|Affiliation||Granados crime family|
Paul Morales was born in Mexico to an extremely-poor family, who were saved by Rico Granados' human smuggling ring that brought them to Miami. Morales was arrested while mugging a woman in the streets of Biscayne, but escaped from prison after a shootout and became a Soldato in the Granados crime family afterwards. He was arrested four more times in his life and escaped each time, so Rico Granados gave him a crew of bodyguards to make sure that nobody would arrest him, and he was one of the Granados Soldati sent out on the streets to intimidate shopkeepers in order to get protection money.
In 1959, with the war with the Trapani crime family Miami Faction, Morales took part in an attack on Basso Oil Express which led him to be hospitalized for a few days, as he was riddled with Thompson sub-machine gun bullets, and was out of commission, told to lay low. When he recovered, he was sent to attack Lansky's Deli but was injured with a shot to the head, and wounded again in an attack on SaniCo Truck Depot, shot many times in the chest.