FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A defense lawyer's illness has delayed the murder trial of two men accused of orchestrating the 2001 slaying of South Florida businessman Konstantinos "Gus" Boulis.
Broward County Circuit Judge Ilona Holmes called a halt to Thursday's session after attorney David Bogenschutz became ill. Bogenschutz represents Anthony "Big Tony" Moscatiello, who is on trial along with Anthony "Little Tony" Ferrari. They face the death penalty if convicted.
Holmes said the trial will resume Friday morning.
Prosecutors say Boulis was ambushed by a mob hit man during a struggle for control over the SunCruz Casinos gambling fleet he had recently sold. Moscatiello and Ferrari had lucrative business deals with SunCruz's new owners.
A third suspect, James "Pudgy" Fiorillo, pleaded guilty and is testifying against his former cohorts for the state.
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