FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami/AP) — A hearing was held Tuesday concerning the re-trial of a second man implicated in the mob style murder of South Florida businessman man Konstantinos “Gus” Boulis.
Anthony “Big Tony” Moscatiello and co-defendant Anthony “Little Tony” Ferrari went on trial last year for the 2001 killing of Boulis. Moscatiello was dismissed after his attorney became ill and could not continue. Broward Circuit Judge Ilona Holmes on Tuesday set testimony to begin Oct. 13, with jury selection starting Sept. 15.
Ferrari, was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison. A third suspect pleaded guilty to murder conspiracy and testified for prosecutors in return for a lenient sentence.
Ferrari and Moscatiello reportedly plotted to have Boulis killed by a mob hit man in a battle for control of the SunCruz fleet. Boulis was gunned down in his car on a Ft. Lauderdale street.
Moscatiello, who allegedly has ties to the Gambino crime family, could get life or the death penalty if convicted.
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