|Capitol Punishment: The Hard Truth About Washington Corruption from America's Most Notorious Lobbyist - Autographed
The name Jack Abramoff is synonymous with Washington scandal, but the fascinating facts of his case are either largely unknown or wildly misunderstood.
(Associated Press) FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A former partner of disgraced Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff in a fraudulent casino boats deal testified Wednesday that an associate who supposedly had high-level links to New York's Gambino crime family ordered the 2001 slaying of a prominent South Florida businessman.
Adam Kidan, who purchased the SunCruz Casinos fleet with Abramoff in 2000, pointed the finger at 73-year-old Anthony "Big Tony" Moscatiello at a pretrial hearing. Kidan, 47, said Moscatiello told him face-to-face he was behind the shooting death of Konstantinos "Gus" Boulis by a New York-based mob hit man.
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Kidan said they met at Miami Beach's posh Fontainebleau Hotel a few days after Boulis — who had been embroiled in a legal and financial dispute over SunCruz with Kidan and his people — was ambushed in his green BMW on a downtown Fort Lauderdale street on Feb. 6, 2001.