9/29/2005

Grand jury indictment in Gus Boulis murder case names a fourth person: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Grand jury indictment in Gus Boulis murder case names a fourth person

By CURT ANDERSON
Associated Press
Posted September 28 2005, 4:05 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE -- A grand jury indictment released Wednesday revealed the name of a man three alleged conspirators tried to hire to kill businessman Konstantinos ``Gus'' Boulis, but the man was not charged along with the others in the 2001 gangland-style hit.

The indictment said that the three who were charged sought in late November 2000 to hire Dwayne Nicholson, whose age and hometown were not disclosed, to kill Boulis. But the document did not elaborate on whether Nicholson actually carried out the crime or might be a witness for the prosecution, and efforts to locate him were unsuccessful.

Miami attorney Michael Becker, who represents murder suspect Anthony Ferrari, said Nicholson was a former employee of Ferrari's but that he had no further information. Asked if he knew Nicholson's current whereabouts, Becker said, ``Are you kidding me?''

Ferrari, 48, of North Miami Beach, is charged along with Anthony Moscatiello, 67, of New York, and 28-year-old James Fiorillo of Palm Coast in the Feb. 6, 2001 killing of Boulis, the Greek-born founder of the Miami Subs chain and the SunCruz Casinos gambling fleet.

Boulis, 51, was shot to death at the wheel of his car by an assailant who had pulled alongside. The shooting happened amid a bitter dispute over SunCruz, which Boulis had sold in September 2000 for $147.5 million to prominent Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff and New York businessman Adam Kidan.

Abramoff and Kidan are charged in a separate, six-count federal grand jury indictment with fraud in connection with the SunCruz deal, and they have not been implicated in the Boulis slaying. Lawyers for both have insisted repeatedly that they know nothing about the killing and they have pleaded not guilty to the fraud charges.

According to the murder indictment, ``Big Tony'' Moscatiello and ``Little Tony'' Ferrari tried to hire Nicholson between Nov. 24 and Nov. 29, 2000, to kill Boulis. Fiorillo, whose nickname is ``Pudgy,'' was not part of that deadly request, although he is charged with taking part in the murder conspiracy.

Prosecutors and Fort Lauderdale detectives did not immediately return telephone calls seeking further details about Nicholson.

Grand jury indictment in Gus Boulis murder case names a fourth person: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am sure that Abramoff and Kidan are totaly innocent of the Gus Boulis murder! Just Like I Am!Rep. Bob Ney, REPUKE-Ohio

12/26/2007 04:55:00 AM  

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