Abramoff and the Mob
Posted on Feb 12, 2006
The Weekly Standard: At about 8 p.m. on the night of September 26, a homicide detective with the Ft. Lauderdale police department entered the home of Anthony Moscatiello in the Howard Beach section of Queens, New York. Once inside, he placed the 67-year-old “caterer,” aka “Big Tony,” under arrest. Around 11 p.m., a thousand miles away in North Miami Beach, police stormed the condominium where Anthony Ferrari lived with his wife and two children and took the 48-year-old “security consultant,” aka “Little Tony,” into custody. And the next morning, in Palm Coast, Florida, police arrested 28-year-old James Fiorillo. Fiorillo, aka “Pudgy,” worked at the Builder’s First hardware store in Bunnell. “Everybody loves him,” Fiorillo’s supervisor, Kurt Wright, told the Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel.
Not everybody, it turned out. A few days earlier, a Broward County grand jury had indicted all three men on charges of first degree murder and conspiracy to commit first degree murder. In addition the grand jury had indicted Moscatiello and Ferrari on charges of solicitation of first degree murder. All have pled not guilty. All are in prison, having been denied bond. | story