Viktoria Nasyrova, 47, was sentenced April 19 for adding a powerful sedative to the dessert, then giving it to Olga Tsvyk in August 2016.
A statement from Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz said Tsvyk, who was 35 at the time, was “found unconscious in her bed, with pills scattered around her body.” The pills turned out to be Phenazepam as well.
Nasyrova was found guilty in February of second degree attempted murder, first degree attempted assault, second degree assault and unlawful imprisonment.
“A ruthless and calculating con artist is going to prison for a long time,” Katz said Wednesday.
But defense attorney Jose Nieves says he plans to appeal Nasyrova's conviction. He said the jury was barred from hearing some evidence that could have changed the verdict.
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