Keep New Times Free

Anthony "Little Tony" Ferrari Found Guilty in Miami Subs Founder's Execution

Anthony "Little Tony" Ferrari, who had been accused of having Miami Subs founder Konstantinos "Gus" Boulis rubbed out in a Mob-style hit, has been found guilty of murder and murder conspiracy.

The jury handed down its verdict after seven hours of deliberation.

Ferrari and Anthony "Big Tony" Moscatiello were accused of putting together the plot to have Boulis killed on the night of February 6, 2001.

See also: Gus Boulis, Miami Subs Founder, Murder Trial Finally Begins

On the night of his death, Boulis, who was also the owner of SunCruz Casinos, pulled out of his Fort Lauderdale office in his car when two cars approached him. A person in the car that appeared in the opposite direction shot Boulis before screeching off.

According to investigators, Boulis drove a mile toward Federal Highway and SE 18th Street, where he crashed into a tree on the side of the road and died from his gunshot wounds.

The killing was motivated by a deal between Boulis and a businessman named Adam Kidan that went sour.

Kidan brokered a deal to purchase SunCruz Casinos from Boulis for $147.5 million in 2000. However, the deal would be deemed fraudulent. Boulis accused Kidan of falsifying the wire transfer, and things came to a head when the two got into a fistfight in December 2000.

Fearful of Boulis, prosecutors told jurors that Kidan hired "Big Tony" Moscatiello for protection; Moscatiello brought "Little Tony" Ferrari along.

During the trial, witnesses testified that Little Tony was a captain in the infamous Gambino organized crime family.

Moscatiello saw the earning potential of working for Kidan. And he thus considered Boulis a threat to his money, prosecutors said.

This was the two Tonys motivation to have Boulis rubbed out.

During the trial, Ferrari took the stand on his own behalf, against his attorney's wishes. He testified that he had nothing to do with the hit on Boulis.

The jury read its verdict Friday at 3 p.m. Ferrari hung his head when the guilty verdict was read. He was taken into custody immediately after.

As for Big Tony Moscatiello: His attorney had become ill during the trial, so he was granted a mistrial. But he is expected to be tried again soon.

Follow Chris Joseph on Twitter

I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of South Florida and help keep the future of New Times free.

Keep New Times Broward-Palm Beach Free... Since we started New Times Broward-Palm Beach, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of South Florida, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering South Florida with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in South Florida.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in South Florida.