Prosecution rests in 2001 Fla. businessman killing
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- The prosecution has rested in the trial of a man accused of arranging the 2001 mob-style slaying of prominent South Florida businessman Konstantinos "Gus" Boulis.
Evidence and testimony in the prosecution's main case ended Tuesday against 56-year-old Anthony "Little Tony" Ferrari. Now it's the defense's turn and the case could go to the jury within a few days.
Ferrari faces the death penalty if convicted. Witnesses testified that Boulis was shot to death in downtown Fort Lauderdale by a mob hit man during a struggle for control of the lucrative SunCruz Casinos gambling fleet. Boulis also founded the Miami Subs restaurant chain.
Ferrari was originally on trial with Anthony "Big Tony" Moscatiello, but Moscatiello was granted a mistrial because his attorney became ill. Big Tony will be tried again later.
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