FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) — One of three men charged in the notorious South Florida gangland slaying of Miami Subs founder and SunCruz casino boat operator Konstantinos “Gus” Boulis will remain free on bond until his case is decided by a jury.
Broward Circuit Judge Ilona Holmes made her decision on Monday, according to the Sun Sentinel.
The Broward State Attorney’s Office requested that bond be revoked for Anthony “Big Tony” Moscatiello, who allegedly masterminded the hit on Boulis in 2001.
Moscatiello, along with James “Pudgy” Fiorillo and Anthony “Little Tony” Ferrari were arrested in 2005 but Moscatiello has been free on a $500,000 bond since 2006. Ferrari remains in jail.
Fiorillo made a deal with prosecutors and pled guilty to murder conspiracy charges. He agreed to testify against his two co-defendants in exchange for a 6-year jail sentence with credit for time served. He has already been released and is now in protective custody.
Despite Fiorillo’s testimony, Judge Holmes decided that the evidence did not meet the rigorous standard required to put Moscatiello in jail.
Boulis was reportedly killed amid a financial dispute over the SunCruz Casinos fleet.
Boulis sold SunCruz in 2000 to disgraced Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff and his former business partner Adam Kidan.
Both Kidan and Abramoff, who were later charged with fraud in the deal, served prison time but were not accused in the Boulis slaying. The gunman was believed to be John Gurino, a New York mobster who was killed in 2003 in Boca Raton.
Moscatiello’s trial date has not been set.
Moscatiello and Ferrari face the death penalty if convicted of conspiracy to commit murder.
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