Gus Boulis Murder Trial Gets Adjourned
The murder trial against Anthony “Little Tony” Ferrari and Anthony “Big Tony” Moscatiello was scheduled to begin yesterday in Fort Lauderdale, FL but was adjourned until August 12 because a defense attorney required knee surgery as reported by The Associated Press.
The two defendants are charged for their alleged roles in the 2001 murder of Miami Subs founder and casino boat operator Gus Boulis.
Last April James “Pudgy” Fiorillo pled guilty for his role in the Boulis slaying, and agreed to testify against his co-defendants Ferrari and Moscatiello as previously reported by Rafael Olmeda for the Sun Sentinel.
Adam Kidan claims that he hired Moscatiello to protect himself from Boulis during a business dispute over the floating casinos but “said he never wanted Moscatiello to kill or even communicate with Boulis,” and prosecutors allege “Moscatiello saw Kidan as a steady stream of income for himself and family members, and ordered the hit on Boulis to protect that income.”
Investigators suspect that Moscatiello had ties to Gambino boss John Gotti, and believe the triggerman in the Boulis slaying was Gambino associate John Gurino. Gotti died of throat cancer in 2002 while serving a life sentence, and Gurino was slain in 2003 by Boca Raton deli owner Ralph Liotta.