Jury Chosen in '01 Slaying of Florida Businessman Gus Boulis

Trial scheduled to begin Sept. 30

Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013  |  Updated 2:39 PM EDT
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Christina Hernandez reports

Christina Hernandez reports

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3 Alleged Mobsters Face Off in Broward Court in Gus Boulis Murder Case

"I was told a long time ago to keep your friends close and your enemies closer," said James "Pudgy" Fiorillo from the witness stand, perhaps inadvertently quoting from the movie classic, "The Godfather Part II." Fiorillo was once friends with his former codefendants, Anthony "Big Tony" Moscatiello and Anthony "Little Tony" Ferrari. They were all charged with conspiracy to murder Boulis, who was shot 11 years ago, but Fiorillo recently took a plea deal to avoid the death penalty and is now testifying for the state. He's telling what he knows about the murder of Boulis, who founded the Miami Subs restaurant chain and once owned the SunCruz casino fleet. Fiorillo testified that Moscatiello masterminded the crime, while he, Ferrarri, and others did the groundwork. The judge will decide Wednesday whether to revoke Moscatiello's bond. First she will hear testimony from Adam Kidan, the former business associate of Boulis.
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A jury has been chosen for the trial of two men accused in the 2001 mob-related slaying of a prominent South Florida businessman.
 
But prosecutors said Tuesday the trial will begin Sept. 30.

  Twelve jurors and four alternates will decide the fate of 75-year-old Anthony "Big Tony" Moscatiello and 56-year-old Anthony "Little Tony" Ferrari. They face first-degree murder charges and possibly the death penalty in the fatal shooting of Konstantinos "Gus" Boulis. He founded the Miami Subs restaurants and ran the SunCruz Casinos gambling fleet.
 
Boulis was shot dead in his car on a Fort Lauderdale street allegedly by a mob hit man. Moscatiello and Ferrari have pleaded not guilty. A third man indicted in the case pleaded guilty to murder conspiracy and is expected to testify for the prosecution.

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