Boulis Murder Trial Continues In Florida

Anthony_Moscatiello_Ferrari_2013FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Testimony is continuing Saturday in the murder trial of two men accused of setting up the 2001 ambush slaying of South Florida businessman Konstantinos “Gus” Boulis.

Broward Circuit Judge Ilona Holmes ordered the weekend session to reduce the overall length of the trial for the sequestered jury. The trial has so far lasted a week.

Accused of first-degree murder are Anthony “Big Tony” Moscatiello and Anthony “Little Tony” Ferrari. Prosecutors say they arranged for a mob hit man to fatally shoot Boulis in a struggle for control of the SunCruz Casinos gambling fleet. Boulis also founded the Miami Subs chain.

The killing happened after Boulis sold SunCruz to New York businessman Adam Kidan and Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Both were later convicted of fraud in that $147.5 million transaction.

Source: The Associated Press