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Jury Deliberating Fate of “Big Tony” in Boulis Slaying

A jury has begun deliberating the fate of reputed mobster Anthony ``Big Tony'' Moscatiello in the 2001 slaying of a South Florida businessman during a power struggle over a gambling ship fleet.

Moscatiello could get the death penalty if convicted of ordering a hit man to fatally shoot Konstantinos "Gus" Boulis, founder of SunCruz Casinos and Miami Subs restaurants. The sequestered jury started deliberations Monday afternoon.

A mistrial was declared for Moscatiello in 2013, but Anthony ``Little Tony'' Ferrari was convicted and sentenced to life in prison.

Prosecutors say the 77-year-old Moscatiello is a member of New York's Gambino crime family who ordered Boulis killed to keep SunCruz out of his hands. Moscatiello did not testify in his own defense, but his lawyers say others are to blame.

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