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Daily Archives: December 4th, 2013

Redinel Dervishaj, seen here in 2012 after he was taken into custody for a fatal stabbing, was arrested on Tuesday along with Denis Nikolla and NYPD cop Besnik Llakatura.

Redinel Dervishaj, seen here in 2012 after he was taken into custody for a fatal stabbing, was arrested on Tuesday along with Denis Nikolla and NYPD cop Besnik Llakatura.

A NYPD cop and two goons — including a reputed gangster who was involved in a fatal stabbing of a groom-to-be — were charged Tuesday with extorting monthly “protection” payments from an Albanian restaurant in Queens, federal authorities said.

The cop, Besnik Llakatura, conspired to shake down the restaurant owner with Llakatura playing the role of the good cop with the victim who was his friend, authorities said.

The restaurant owner went to Llakatura, a friend he knew was a cop, and asked what he should do. Llakatura advised the restaurant owner from reporting the extortion telling him he had no choice but to make the payments, authorities said.

Read rest by John Marzulli, Daily News