Gotta great name for a character!
Vinnie "V.D." Vichey.
I see where this is going.
He's a Mafia hitman. Mother 3rd generation Italian, married a French immigrant - but Vinnie went into the "family business." He's nicknamed "V.D." because he's like a disease that you can't get rid of. Calls himself "Julius Caesar"
Delusions of grandeur, eh?
Yeah. For realz.
[found this note, dated 2002-0703, in an old notebook]