Brooklyn gangster helped friend after escape from Rikers jail barge: feds

Brooklyn gangster helped friend after escape from Rikers jail barge: feds


A high-ranking Eastern European gangster who terrorized Brooklyn helped a member of his crew escape the city’s floating jail, prosecutors said in a Tuesday court filing.

Roman Nikoghosyan planned to wire money to fellow KavKaz Nation member David Mordukhaev after his July 10 escape from Vernon C. Bain Correctional Facility, a barge near Rikers Island on the East River, prosecutors said.

Nikoghosyan was heard on police wiretaps pushing his own mother to take up the fugitive while he tried to set him up with a car to get out of New York, a memorandum of law from Acting US Attorney Jacquelyn M. Kasulis said.

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Mordukhaev told Nikoghosyan in a phone call 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 court filing claimed.

The escapee told his friend he “almost died today” and added that authorities “won’t even know I am gone for

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