'Families of the Mafia': Where is Boris Nayfeld? Former gangster claims 'he lost everything'
Being a part of the mafia often means that no matter how far you run, your past crimes often follow. But for some, there is a shot at redemption, should they choose the path to do so.
For the cast of 'Families of the Mafia', their life has been far from easy, seeing that shaking off the tag that comes with it is not always easy. And. for those who made it all to the top of these crime syndicates, life, as they get older, has proven to be more complicated than ever. If you're looking for similar titles, you might want to check out 'Cold Justice: A Touch Of Evidence', 'Private Network: Who Killed Manuel Buendía?', 'Elize Matsunaga' and 'Sophie: A Murder in West Cork'.
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Who is Boris 'Biba' Nayfeld?
Boris 'Biba' Nayfeld is a former Russian mob boss and heroin trafficker. He came to the USA in the '70s as a Soviet Jewish refugee under the Jackson-Vanik Amendment. After committing a few petty crimes and being charged for grand larceny, he became the bodyguard of Brighton Beach mob boss Evsei Agron.
He is also the prime suspect in the 1983 murder of Moldovan gangster Yuri Brokhin, as reported by the NYPD. He went on to start a heroin ring with gangster Ricardo Fanchini. The drugs were sourced from Thailand and smuggled in via Singapore, seeing that they were hidden in television picture tubes. It was then shipped to Poland before arriving in the USA. He then sold the drugs to the Five Families of New York -- the mafia families and Latino street gangs.
Where is Nayfeld now?
Back in 2018, Nayfeld was fresh out of prison, living on a $750-a-month Social Security check. Back then, his priority was staying out of prison and going back to his homeland, Russia, as reported by Times of Israel.
But seeing that he was on three-year probation due to his involvement in a murder-for-hire crime, he could not leave. "I lost everything," Nayfeld said. "I lost job, I lost my time for stay in prison. I lost my wife. This is enough punish for me," he added. But it seems like since 2018, he did manage to go back home, seeing that the 'Families of the Mafia' synopsis mentions that he is currently serving his probation in Moscow, Russia. So it looks like there is a bittersweet reunion for the Nayfeld family, as the show will see him reunite with his family.
Season 2 of 'Families of The Mafia' premieres on MTV on July 15, 2021, at 9 pm ET.