FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A prosecutor has told jurors that Anthony "Little Tony" Ferrari coldly plotted the 2001 slaying of a prominent South Florida businessman because of a power struggle over a money-making fleet of gambling ships.
Assistant State Attorney Gregg Rossman said in a closing argument Thursday that Ferrari was guilty of first-degree murder even though evidence showed a mob hit man actually shot Konstantinos "Gus" Boulis on a Fort Lauderdale street.
Ferrari faces the death penalty if convicted. He denies any involvement.
Prosecution witnesses have testified that Ferrari and Anthony "Big Tony" Moscatiello wanted Boulis eliminated to guarantee their control of the SunCruz Casinos ships.
Moscatiello got a mistrial when his attorney became ill but prosecutors say he will be retried. A third defendant pleaded guilty and testified against the two Tonys.
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