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New name emerges in Boulis killing case

Associated Press
Published September 29, 2005

FORT LAUDERDALE - A grand jury indictment released Wednesday revealed the name of a man whom prosecutors say conspirators sought to hire to kill businessman Konstantinos "Gus" Boulis.

The man was not charged along with three others in the 2001 gangland-style hit.

The indictment said two of the three men arrested this week sought in late November 2000 to hire Dwayne Nicholson, age and hometown not disclosed, to kill Boulis. The document did not state whether Nicholson actually did the killing or might be a prosecution witness. The Associated Press couldn't locate him.

Miami attorney Michael Becker, who represents murder suspect Anthony Ferrari, said Nicholson was a former employee of Ferrari's. Asked if he knew where Nicholson is, Becker said, "Are you kidding me?"

Ferrari, 48, of North Miami Beach is charged along with Anthony Moscatiello, 67, of New York and James Fiorillo, 28, 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, amid a legal bitter dispute with Adam Kidan, the new co-owner of SunCruz. Boulis had sold SunCruz in September 2000 for $147.5-million to Kidan, a New York businessman; prominent Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff; and a third partner.

According to the murder indictment, Moscatiello and Ferrari tried to hire Nicholson between Nov. 24 and Nov. 29, 2000, to kill Boulis.

[Last modified September 29, 2005, 01:18:09]

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