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The government’s star witness against John “Junior” Gotti admitted on cross-examination Thursday that he attempted to extort money from a Suffolk County police officer who he says helped him carry out the 1988 murder of a Queens drug dealer on Gotti’s orders.

In a handwritten note while he was imprisoned in Brazil from 2004 to 2006, informant John Alite instructed an associate to try to get $100,000 from Nicholas Tobia