A high-ranking Japanese European gangster who terrorized Brooklyn helped a member of his crew escape town’s floating jail, prosecutors mentioned in a Tuesday courtroom submitting.
Roman Nikoghosyan deliberate to wire cash to fellow KavKaz Nation member David Mordukhaev after his July 10 escape from Vernon C. Bain Correctional Facility, a barge close to Rikers Island on the East River, prosecutors mentioned.
Nikoghosyan was heard on police wiretaps pushing his personal mom to take up the fugitive whereas he tried to set him up with a automobile to get out of New York, a memorandum of legislation from Appearing US Legal professional Jacquelyn M. Kasulis mentioned.
Mordukhaev informed Nikoghosyan in a cellphone name that he used a rope to climb down from the fifth story, then jumped from the barge into the water and swam to shore, the courtroom submitting claimed.
The escapee informed his good friend he “nearly died in the present day” and added that authorities “gained’t even know I’m gone for one more week in all probability,” the submitting states.
The brand new perception into Mordukhaev’s escape got here after Nikoghosyan was arrested Thursday morning in California. He might be extradited to New York on extortion costs.
Nikoghosyan, who prosecutors mentioned was recognized for his strong-arm techniques with KavKav on Brighton Seaside and Manhattan Seaside, was heard on wiretaps making an attempt to get his mom to ship $2,000 to the escapee, in response to the fees.
He allegedly tried to arrange the fugitive along with his automobile by having a doorman at his constructing give him the important thing. Later, he known as his mom to inform her that Mordukhaev was going to go to her home to relaxation — a transfer she was uncomfortable with, prosecutors mentioned.
When his mom mentioned there have been cameras within the constructing, he informed her “It doesn’t matter, he’ll maintain his head down.”
The fugitive was arrested earlier than he made it to the mom’s home, officers mentioned.
KavKaz is an enterprise that engages in drug trafficking, extortion and different crimes, prosecutors declare. The group allegedly has ties to the Caucus area, together with Armenia, Uzbekistan and components of Russia.
In photographs included within the courtroom submitting, members are proven utilizing a hand sign with their fingers splayed in a “Okay.” Members say “Okay-WAY IS THE ONLY WAY,” prosecutors alleged.
The courtroom submitting requests to maintain Nikoghosyan behind bars pending his trial. His position within the escape is one in every of a number of incidents outlined within the memo, together with one the place he’s heard on wiretaps apparently within the midst of beating up somebody.
He’s allegedly heard, out of breath telling somebody, “You’re gonna die now, n—“ and including “You’ll suck d—ok I’m gonna f—ok you,” prosecutors alleged.