FT. LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – Jury selection got underway Monday for the man reportedly behind the 2001 murder of prominent South Florida businessman Konstantinos “Gus” Boulis.
During a bond revocation hearing last year for reputed mobster Anthony “Big Tony” Moscatiello, Adam Kidan testified that it was Moscatiello who masterminded the hit on Boulis.
Boulis had sold his SunCruz business to Kidan and disgraced Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff, who were later charged with fraud in the deal and went to prison. They are not accused in the Boulis’ murder.
Kidan said Boulis was killed amid a financial dispute over the SunCruz Casinos fleet.
Authorities say Moscatiello has ties to New York’s Gambino crime family, which his attorney has denied.
Moscatiello and Anthony “Little Tony” Ferrari have pleaded not guilty to murder charges.
The charge of solicitation for first degree murder has been dropped against both men due to the statue of limitations. They are still facing the charges of first degree murder and conspiracy to commit first degree murder.