- "Mr. Menotti, a long-time senior-ranking member of Pavano crime family, gained his moniker from his ownership of a dog food processing plant."
- ―Tony Smith.
Vito Menotti was a senior member of the Pavano crime family, acting as a hitman for the crime syndicate. He was involved in a series of murders in Liberty City in the early 90's. Menotti got the nickname "Dog Meat" because he used to grind rival mobsters into dog food in a dog meat processing plant which was also used to launder money.
Events of GTA IV
- "Menotti, having admitted to a series of murders here in Liberty City in the early 90s, has accepted a plea deal from the DA. This will allow him to gain a new identity in the witness relocation program in some horrible town in a desert state, providing his testimony leads to the conviction of his criminal cohorts."
- ―Tony Smith, Libertytreeonline.com.
When is arrested in 2008 he turns states evidence and is put into the witness protection program, after accepting a plea deal from the DA.