Chief Investigative Reporter Jonathan Dienst on crime, corruption and terrorism.

Apr 26, 2015

Robbery Suspect Fatally Shot by Detective: NYPD

Robbery Suspect Fatally Shot by Detective: NYPD

A 24-year-old robbery suspect was fatally shot Saturday during a "violent physical struggle" with two detectives in a Manhattan apartment building, police said.

Apr 24, 2015

No Verdict Yet in Etan Patz Case, Jurors Back Monday

No Verdict Yet in Etan Patz Case, Jurors Back Monday

After seven-and-a-half days of deliberations, jurors have not yet reached a verdict in a notorious 1979 missing boy case and will return to a Manhattan court Monday.

Apr 23, 2015

Prosecutors Boost Claims Against Sheldon Silver

Prosecutors Boost Claims Against Sheldon Silver

Prosecutors have boosted claims against former New York state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver in a rewrite of the indictment against him.

Apr 23, 2015

Man Killed in Police Shooting Served in Military, Had 14 Arrests: NYPD

Man Killed in Police Shooting Served in Military, Had 14 Arrests: NYPD

The 30-year-old man shot and killed by police officers during a foot chase in the Jamaica section of Queens Wednesday night has been identified as a Staten Island native who'd served in the military and had...

Apr 22, 2015

Lawyers for Menendez, Melgen Appear in Court

Lawyers for Menendez, Melgen Appear in Court

Attorneys representing indicted U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez and a donor who's charged with bribing him in exchange for political favors appeared in court in New Jersey.

Apr 22, 2015

Jurors Review Testimony From Etan Patz's Best Friend

Jurors Review Testimony From Etan Patz's Best Friend

Jurors in the murder trial of a man accused of kidnapping and killing 6-year-old Etan Patz in SoHo in 1979 reviewed the testimony of the boy's best friend as they deliberated the case for a sixth day.

Apr 22, 2015

Human Remains Found Upstate ID'd as Bronx Woman Missing Since 2012: Police

Human Remains Found Upstate ID'd as Bronx Woman Missing Since 2012: Police

Human remains found off a state highway in Orange County last week have been identified as those of Ramona Moore, a 35-year-old Bronx woman who vanished from her apartment in July 2012, according to a...

Apr 22, 2015

Man Accused of Murdering Bronx Mom Missing 3 Years Sentenced in Wife Beating

Man Accused of Murdering Bronx Mom Missing 3 Years Sentenced in Wife Beating

A Bronx building superintendent accused of murdering a 35-year-old tenant whose skeletal remains were found upstate last week, three years after she vanished, pleaded guilty in a separate case Wednesday...

Apr 21, 2015

Federal Agent Fires Shots at Getaway Car in Brooklyn

Federal Agent Fires Shots at Getaway Car in Brooklyn

A federal agent fired shots at a suspect's getaway vehicle after nearly being hit by the car during a drug sting in Brooklyn Tuesday afternoon, the U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement Agency said.

Apr 20, 2015

NY Man Who Tried to Join al-Qaida Gets 25 Years in Prison

NY Man Who Tried to Join al-Qaida Gets 25 Years in Prison

A Long Island man who plotted to join al-Qaida in Yemen will spend 25 years in prison.

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Documents
Mets Bullpen Catcher Arrested for DUI

Mets Bullpen Catcher Arrested for DUI

Mets bullpen catcher Eric Langill was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence in Florida after crashing into a fountain at a traffic circle and flipping his car.

Hacker Ringleader Worked from NYC Projects

Hacker Ringleader Worked from NYC Projects

A group of expert hackers that attacked governments and corporations around the globe has been busted after its ringleader — one of the world's most-wanted and most-feared computer vandals — turned against...

EXCLUSIVE: Accused Cop Killer Speaks

EXCLUSIVE: Accused Cop Killer Speaks

News 4's I-Team has obtained a videotape in which Lamont Pride confesses to firing the bullet that struck NYPD Officer Peter Figoski point-blank in the face. His attorney declined to comment.

Accused Cop Killer: It Went Wrong, I'm Sorry

Accused Cop Killer: It Went Wrong, I'm Sorry

Accused cop killer Lamont Pride told detectives the day after the shooting of Officer Peter Figoski that he was sorry for what happened and that he didn't want to kill a cop, according to police documents.

The Accused Killer in His Own Words

The Accused Killer in His Own Words

NBC New York's Jonathan Dienst has exclusively obtained a partial transcript of the confession that police say Levi Aron gave authorities during questioning for allegedly killing an 8-year-old boy.

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Mob Busts
Mob Associate Arrested After Mobster-Turned-Informant Kills Self

Mob Associate Arrested After Mobster-Turned-Informant Kills Self

A mobster-turned-FBI-informant who is believed to have carried out a killing while helping the FBI track Mafiosos from Boston to Philadelphia was found dead in a New Jersey hotel last month.

Vinny Gorgeous Avoids Death Penalty

Vinny Gorgeous Avoids Death Penalty

A well-groomed New York City mobster has avoided getting the death penalty for ordering a gangland hit.

Feds: Mob Recruited Immigrant Strippers

Feds: Mob Recruited Immigrant Strippers

Federal prosecutors say they've broken up a mob-run ring that recruited women from Russia and other Eastern European countries to dance at Long Island and Queens strip clubs.

Four Bonanno Mobsters Busted in NYC: Feds

Four Bonanno Mobsters Busted in NYC: Feds

DEA and FBI agents arrested four members of the Bonanno organized crime family early Friday for alleged crimes that include racketeering, gambling and drug sales. The father of a "Mob Wives" reality show...

FBI Rounds Up 100 Mobsters in Biggest NY Mafia Bust Ever

FBI Rounds Up 100 Mobsters in Biggest NY Mafia Bust Ever

Epic bust marks "largest single day operation" against organized crime.

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