http://nypost.com/2016/01/23/hitman...et-against-each-other-gets-more-money-courts/ Hitman plays father-in-law, target against each other, gets more money: courts By Lia Eustachewich and Rebecca Rosenberg January 23, 2016 | 12:30am An Upper East Side man was about to get whacked in a twisted murder-for-hire plot allegedly cooked up by his father-in-law — until he flipped the script and cut a deal with the hit man to save his life, a Manhattan federal-court complaint charges. Anatoly Potik, 67, allegedly contracted hit man Boris Nayfeld for $100,000 to rub out his son-in-law, who was embroiled in a $20 million divorce battle. The warring couple was not named in the complaint. But they were identified by sources as Oleg Mitnik, 44, and Ronit Potik Mitnik, 42, who still live together on East 87th Street. Unbeknownst to Anatoly, Nayfeld’s associate Boris Kotlyarsky reached out to Oleg Mitnik last October, offering a deal he couldn’t refuse — he’d call off the hit for $125,000, the papers say. Kotlyarsky allegedly told Mitnik in Russian during a Jan. 7 phone call that if he “came to an agreement with the hit man, then the hit man would not take Potik’s money and would instead tell Potik to get lost.” The next day, Mitnik went to a Brooklyn restaurant to meet with Nayfeld, who told him Anatoly had already wired him a $50,000 down payment to do the job. He told Mitnik that “it was good” that Kotlyarsky got in touch with him first. Mitnik agreed to fork over his own down payment, a $50,000 check to cancel the hit, the court papers say. Keeping his promise, Nayfeld called Anatoly a week later, telling him in Russian, “Forget about your son-in-law. I intend to get everything to the last penny from you,” the complaint says. That day, Nayfeld and Kotlyarksy were busted by the feds on extortion charges. Ronit allegedly told her hubby she “would entertain a proposed [divorce] settlement if [he] would tell law enforcement he had made things up.” Anatoly was nabbed Thursday night trying to board an international flight with his wife at JFK Airport, the complaint says. His lawyer, Robert Stahl said, “When the true facts come to light, some of the people who made these claims will be looking to defend themselves. Some of the people who claimed they’re the potential victims may be looking at the reverse situation.” Ronit Mitnik refused to comment, telling a reporter, “You can talk to my attorney,’’ but declined to identify the lawyer. Oleg Mitnik hung up on a reporter. Attorneys for Kotlyarsky and Nayfeld didn’t return messages seeking comment.