Gus Boulis Murder Trial Continues Saturday in Fort Lauderdale

A judge ordered the weekend session to reduce the length of the trial.

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    Testimony continued Saturday in the murder trial of two men accused of setting up the 2001 ambush slaying of South Florida businessman Konstantinos "Gus" Boulis. NBC 6's Claudia DoCampo reports.

    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.

    Gus Boulis Murder Trial Begins

    [MI] Gus Boulis Murder Trial Begins
    Prosecutor Greg Rossman recounted the moments when Miami Subs founder and casino operator Konstantinos "Gus" Boulis was ambushed as the trial of two men charged in his 2001 murder finally began Monday. Anthony "Big Tony" Moscatiello, 75, and Anthony "Little Tony" Ferrari, 56, face first-degree murder charges in the death of Boulis and have pleaded not guilty. Ferrari's defense attorney, Chris Grillo, fired back at Rossman's opening statement as he delivered his own.

    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.

    Witness Tells of "Hit" in Gus Boulis Murder Case

    [MI] Witness Tells of "Hit" in Gus Boulis Murder Case
    There was more dramatic testimony Wednesday in a Broward courtroom in the Gus Boulis murder case. Adam Kidan, a former business associate of Boulis, said that after Boulis threatened to kill him, he hired alleged Mobster Anthony "Big Tony" Moscatiello for protection. "The job that I was looking for was to put the word out in the community that no one would attempt to harm me," Kidan said. Kidan said that a few days after Boulis was found shot to death in his car, Moscatiello summoned him to a meeting at the Fontainebleau hotel and told him that he ordered the hit. Moscatiello and Anthony "Little Tony" Ferrari and charged with conspiracy to murder Boulis. Wednesday?s hearing was part of an effort by the state to have Moscatiello's bond revoked and get him back behind bars until his trial begins.

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