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Ex-co-defendant testifies at Subway mogul murder trial

- By Rafael Olmeda Staff writer TRIAL, 2B

A former co-defendant in the 2001 murder of Miami Subs founder Gus Boulis returned to the witness stand Monday to testify against Anthony “Big Tony” Moscatiell­o, the alleged mastermind of the executions­tyle slaying.

James “Pudgy” Fiorillo, who pleaded guilty in 2012 to a conspiracy charge and agreed to testify at the trial in exchange for a six-year sentence, told the jury that he stood watch outside Boulis’ Fort Lauderdale office on Feb. 6, 2001 and notified his boss, Anthony “Little Tony” Ferrari, when he saw Boulis leaving the building.

Minutes later, Boulis was fatally shot in an ambush.

Ferrari was convicted of murder and conspiracy in 2013 and is serving a life sentence. Prosecutor­s say Moscatiell­o, 77, ordered the hit to protect a stream of income from one of the new owners of SunCruz, a casino boat fleet Boulis was forced to sell months before he was killed.

At the time of the murder, Moscatiell­o was in New York.

Fiorillo, 37, said he traveled to New York after the murder to meet with Moscatiell­o, who asked him what happened the night Boulis was shot.

“He asked you what the hell was going on down there,”

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