FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A jury has begun deliberating whether Anthony "Little Tony" Ferrari orchestrated the 2001 gangland-style shooting death of a high-profile South Florida businessman.
The sequestered jury got the case Thursday afternoon after weeks of testimony. Ferrari faces the death penalty if convicted in the killing of Konstantinos "Gus" Boulis, former owner of the SunCruz Casinos gambling fleet and founder of the Miami Subs restaurant chain.
Witnesses testified that Ferrari and Anthony "Big Tony" Moscatiello had Boulis killed by a mob hit man in a power struggle over SunCruz. Witnesses said Moscatiello was a Gambino organized crime family captain and Ferrari was his South Florida lieutenant.
A mistrial was declared for Moscatiello because his attorney became ill during testimony. He will be retried later.
Both Tonys deny involvement.