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Notorious Russian mobster says he just wants to go home

January 27, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — New York’s most notorious living Russian mobster just wants to go home.

Boris Nayfeld is now 70, out of prison for the third time and broke. And he says he’s left with few job prospects in his adopted homeland.

Over his career, Nayfeld has been convicted of fraud, tobacco smuggling and for shipping heroin stashed in TVs. He has threatened to kill rivals and escaped an attempt on his life when a bomb placed under his car failed to detonate.

Nayfeld tells The Associated Press he longs to go back to Russia where his skill set connecting business people of all stripes will yield better dividends.

But for now, he must serve three years’ probation from his latest prison term, a two-year stint for his role in a murder-for-hire plot.

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