Witness: “Big Tony” Sought Hit on Miami Subs Founder Gus Boulis

Dwayne Nicholson testified Thursday in the Gus Boulis murder case.

A key witness has testified that a man with alleged New York mob ties called for a hit on a prominent South Florida businessman in a dispute over a profitable gambling cruise line.

Dwayne Nicholson said Thursday he was initially involved in the alleged plot to kill Konstantinos "Gus" Boulis, founder of Miami Subs, but refused to carry it out. Nicholson says defendants Anthony "Big Tony" Moscatiello and Anthony "Little Tony" Ferrari wanted Boulis dead.

Both could get the death penalty if convicted of first-degree murder.

Nicholson says he was involved in surveillance of Boulis for weeks but eventually dropped out of sight. Investigators say Boulis was fatally shot by a mob hit man in February 2001 shortly after selling SunCruz Casinos, which led to the power struggle.

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