A Florida judge has sentenced Anthony ``Little Tony'' Ferrari to life in prison without parole for the 2001 mob-style slaying of a prominent businessman who ran a fleet of gambling ships and founded the Miami Subs restaurant chain.
A jury this week recommended against the death penalty for the 56-year-old Ferrari in the shooting death of Konstaninos ``Gus'' Boulis, former chief of the SunCruz Casinos. Circuit Judge Ilona Holmes said Thursday she would not override that recommendation.
Testimony showed that Ferrari and Anthony ``Big Tony'' Moscatiello plotted to have Boulis killed by a mob hit man in a battle for control of the SunCruz fleet. Moscatiello allegedly has ties to the Gambino crime family.
Moscatiello got a mistrial when his attorney became ill and will be retried.