October retrial for 'Big Tony' in Boulis killing

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Associated Press

Posted on January 28, 2014 at 10:32 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jan 28 at 10:36 AM

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — An October date has been set for the retrial of Anthony "Big Tony" Moscatiello in the mob-style slaying of a prominent South Florida businessman.

Moscatiello was dismissed from last year's trial in the 2001 slaying of Konstantinos "Gus" Boulis because his attorney became ill. Broward Circuit Judge Ilona Holmes on Tuesday set testimony to begin Oct. 13, with jury selection starting Sept. 15.

Anthony "Little Tony" Ferrari was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison. Moscatiello could get life or the death penalty if convicted. A third suspect pleaded guilty to murder conspiracy and testified for prosecutors in return for a lenient sentence.

Testimony showed Boulis was slain during a power struggle over the SunCruz Casinos gambling fleet. Boulis also founded the Miami Subs restaurant chain.

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