FT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – The retrial is underway for the man accused of masterminding the killing of Miami Subs founder Konstantinos “Gus” Boulis.READ MORE: Monkeypox Case In Broward County Under Investigation
Anthony ‘Big Tony’ Moscatiello, 77, showed no emotion as Broward prosecutor Brian Cavanagh pointed to him and told a jury that it was “greed” that motivated the hit on Boulis.
“Greed is why they killed a human being. They weren’t going to let Gus Boulis take back the company.”
Back in February 2001, Boulis was shot to death gangland style as he drove away from his Fort Lauderdale office.
Prosecutors say Moscatiello ordered a hitman to kill Boulis who was trying to regain control of his SunCruz Casino gambling business.
One of the new owners Adam Kidan was feuding with Boulis and hired Moscatiello who has alleged mob ties to protect him.
Moscatiello’s first trial in 2013 ended in mistrial when his attorney became ill.
“It sounded like firecrackers,” prosecution witness Robert Puscarich testified Monday.READ MORE: 5-Year-Old Boy Airlifted After Being Bitten By Family Dog
Puscarich was driving a car behind Boulis on that fateful night in 2001 and saw cars box Boulis in on the road.
Puscarich says he saw a Mustang pull up besides Boulis and the driver opened fire.
Boulis crashed and died from his gunshot wounds.
Boulis’ nephew Spiro Naos testified that he worked on helping his uncle build the Miami Subs business and Sun Cruz Casino Gambling operation.
He says he saw mounting tension between his uncle and new owner Adam Kidan.,
One day he returned to his office he says to find that security cameras had been installed in his office.
Moscatiello has pleaded not guilty and says he’s being framed.
“Don’t let him become the fall guy” his lawyer Kenneth Malnik told the jury.
Moscatiello is free on bond.MORE NEWS: Trainer's Room Busy As Heat, Celtics Prepare For Game 4
Prosecution testimony continues Tuesday.