The lawyer who represented Viktoria Nasyrova, the Russian-born dominatrix convicted of attempting to murder her pal with drug-laced cheesecake, was arrested Tuesday for allegedly attempting to smuggle fentanyl-laced pot right into a Queens jail, The Post has learned.
Christopher Hoyt was visiting his client, Nasyrova, on the Kew Gardens lockup when he was arrested — and the stunning turn of events resulted within the adjournment of Nasyrova’s scheduled sentencing on Tuesday, based on the Department of Corrections and police.
“We’ve got zero tolerance for anyone – staff, contract providers, visitors, and attorneys – who try and smuggle contraband into our jails,” DOC Commissioner Louis Molina said in an announcement.
“The drugs laced with fentanyl that our officers found is yet one more example of what jail and correctional systems across the country are coping with each day,” said Molina.
Police said Hoyt was arrested shortly before 1 p.m. on the reformatory after he was found with two bags of suspected drugs. The contents of the luggage later tested positive for marijuana laced with fentanyl, the DOC said.
Sources told The Post it was routine for Hoyt, who repped Nasyrova through the whole thing of her trial, to deliver clothes to his client before her court appearances.
He was doing just that on Tuesday when the drugs were present in a pair of shoes, sources said, adding that Hoyt denied knowing in regards to the marijuana.
Hoyt was charged with introducing contraband to a jail and criminal possession of a controlled substance. Multiple attempts to succeed in him by phone Tuesday were unsuccessful.
Following Hoyt’s arrest, Nasyrova obtained a latest lawyer. Her sentencing has been rescheduled for April 19.
Nasyrova, 47, was found guilty last month of attempted murder, assault and other charges for poisoning her friend and lookalike Olga Tsvyk with a slice of cheesecake at her Forrest Hills home 2016.
She faces as much as 25 years in prison.
“While we’re upset with the jury’s verdict, we respect it and are exploring our options going forward,” Hoyt told The Post after the trial.
Nasyrova, of Sheepshead Bay, offered Tsvyk a slice of cake as a present when she visited for a eyelash touch-up, Tsvyk testified throughout the week-and-a-half-long trial.
Nasyrova ate two pieces herself, Tsvyk told the jury, then offered her the third, which prosecutors said was laced with the powerful Russian tranquilizer Phenazepam.
Twenty minutes later, Tsvyk fell violently sick. She vomited on her floor after which passed out.
Nasyrova then stole her friend’s passport, money and other property and scattered Phenazepam pills around Tsvyk’s lingerie-clad body to make it seem like an attempted suicide, prosecutors said.
Tsvyk eventually recovered, though doctors said she was just minutes away from a heart attack.
Nasyrova left her DNA everywhere in the cheesecake box — and later blabbed in regards to the crime in several jailhouse interviews.
The incident didn’t look like Nasyrova’s first time drugging acquaintances.
Witness Ruben Borukhov, 54, testified that Nasryova drugged him for weeks after the 2 met on a Russian dating app. When his wits returned, Borukhov found his latest watch missing and his American Express bill loaded with about $2,600 in unfamiliar charges, he said.
Nasyrova allegedly fled Russia for the US in 2014 after she was accused of murdering Alla Alekseenko.
Russian authorities charged her with the murder later that 12 months, and Interpol issued a top-priority Red Notice for her arrest once they discovered Nasryrova fled the country.