- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 1, 2015

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A South Florida jury is still deliberating the fate of purported mobster Anthony “Big Tony” Moscatiello, accused of ordering the 2001 slaying of a prominent businessman.

The jury will resume talks for a third day Wednesday. The 77-year-old Moscatiello faces the death penalty if convicted in the killing by a mob hit man of Konstantinos “Gus” Boulis during a dispute over control of the SunCruz Casinos fleet of gambling ships.

Anthony “Little Tony” Ferrari was convicted in 2013 for his role and is serving a life prison sentence. Moscatiello got a mistrial in that case when his attorney became ill.

Prosecutors say Moscatiello used his underworld connections as a member of New York’s Gambino crime family to have Boulis killed. Moscatiello’s defense contends that Ferrari and others orchestrated the slaying.

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