FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Opening statements are set for the retrial of a reputed mobster charged in the 2001 slaying of a prominent South Florida businessman who owned gambling ships and founded Miami Subs restaurants.
The second trial begins Monday for Anthony "Big Tony" Moscatiello in the shooting death of Konstantinos "Gus" Boulis, former chief of SunCruz Casinos.
A mistrial was declared in 2013 for Moscatiello when his attorney became ill. Anthony "Little Tony" Ferrari was convicted and sentenced to life in prison.
Prosecutors say the 77-year-old Moscatiello is a member of New York's Gambino crime family who wanted Boulis killed in a power struggle over SunCruz. Moscatiello denies mob ties and pleaded not guilty. He faces the death penalty if convicted.
Authorities say Boulis was shot by a mob hit man.