FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A South Florida judge has refused to delay trial in the slaying of a prominent businessman over defense claims that taped statements may have improperly been withheld.
Broward Circuit Judge Ilona Holmes ruled Monday that the tapes were provided to the attorney for a former defendant in the 2001 slaying of Konstantinos "Gus" Boulis. Holmes ruled the tapes were available to the two remaining defendants as well, even if they only surfaced last week.
Trial is now in a second week for Anthony "Big Tony" Moscatiello and Anthony "Little Tony" Ferrari in the mob-style hit on Boulis. Prosecutors say the killing came amid a power struggle over the SunCruz Casinos gambling fleet.
Third defendant James "Pudgy" Fiorillo pleaded guilty to murder conspiracy charges and is expected to testify for prosecutors.
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