No sleep in Brooklyn.
A Brighton Beach mob boss arrested for extorting a millionaire he was hired to murder has agreed to squeal on his Russian mobster cronies, it emerged in Manhattan federal court Wednesday.
Boris “Biba” Nayfeld, 69, signed a plea agreement with “cooperation provisions,” said Manhattan federal Judge Katherine Forrest.
Nayfeld has also agreed to testify if needed.
The reputed heroin trafficker admitted in court that he has a reputation for “being associated with organized crime,” and is singing to the feds in hopes of reducing his sentence in the bizarre hit plot.
Nayfeld faces as much as 40 years in prison for first accepting a fee of $100,000 to whack someone and then agreeing to spare the man’s life if he paid him $125,000.
Russian businessman Anatoly Potik allegedly asked Nayfeld to off his son-in-law, shipping magnate Oleg Mitnik, because Mitnik was embroiled in a $20 million divorce with Potik’s daughter.
Nayfeld turned the hit job into a shake-down when he realized he could get a premium to not kill him, the feds have said.
In court Wednesday, Nayfeld said his alleged co-conspirator, Boris Kotlyarsky, told him that Mitnik was “a good guy” after Nayfeld revealed the devious plot to Kotlyarsky.
“Why don’t you relay that information to him (Mitnik) and he will pay you for that,” Nayfeld said Kotlyarsky suggested.
Mitnik, who runs runs TRT International, a Newark, did not return a request for comment.
In discussing Nayfeld’s plea agreement, the judge told him he must “truthfully and completely disclose all information with respect to yourself and others about which the US Attorney’s office is asking of you.”
“Yes,” Nayfeld replied through a translator.
“And the US Attorney can use that information for any purpose,” the judge said.
“Yes,” Nayfeld replied.
“And you are agreeing to testify if asked to testify?” she asked.
“Yes,” he said.