FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – The jury has been selected in the trial of two men accused in the gangland slaying of Miami Subs founder and SunCruz casino boat operator Konstantinos “Gus” Boulis.
The 12 member jury was seated Monday, August 26th but the trial isn’t scheduled to begin until Sept. 30th.
Prospective jurors were questioned over the past several weeks.
Boulis was shot to death in 2001 at the wheel of his green BMW sedan on a downtown Fort Lauderdale street by an assailant who pulled alongside in another car, while other vehicles blocked Boulis in.
Anthony “Big Tony” Moscatiello, 75, allegedly masterminded the hit on Boulis so he could continue making money from the SunCruz fleet that Boulis had sold the year before.
Anthony “Little Tony” Ferrari is also charged in the crime.
A third man, James “Pudgy” Fiorillo, was also arrested in 2005 but he 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.
Moscatiello and Ferrari have both pleaded not guilty and could get the death penalty if convicted.