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

Jan 23, 2015

Ex-College Coach Accused of Sexually Assaulting Boys

Ex-College Coach Accused of Sexually Assaulting Boys

A former county college basketball coach and recreational center director has been indicted on charges he sexually assaulted two boys and engaged in sexually explicit conversations with two others.

Jan 22, 2015

Teen Faces Charges in Street Attack on Woman With Baby

Teen Faces Charges in Street Attack on Woman With Baby

A teenager arrested after a videotaped street attack on a woman with a baby has been arraigned in the Bronx.

Jan 21, 2015

Judges' Dinner With Indicted Official Broke Rules: Court

Judges' Dinner With Indicted Official Broke Rules: Court

Two judges broke ethics rules by dining on numerous occasions with a public official who was under indictment for corruption, New Jersey's Supreme Court ruled Wednesday as it used the case to toughen rules...

Jan 21, 2015

Woman Sues Priest, Diocese Over Alleged Sex Abuse When She Was 8

Woman Sues Priest, Diocese Over Alleged Sex Abuse When She Was 8

A 20-year-old Long Island college student is suing a Roman Catholic priest, his Diocese and the parish he worked for over alleged sexual abuse she suffered when she was 8 years old.

Jan 22, 2015

Flavor Flav in Court After Funeral Speeding Indictment

Flavor Flav in Court After Funeral Speeding Indictment

Wearing his trademark clock necklace, Flavor Flav pleaded not guilty in New York Wednesday to charges stemming from a traffic stop last year while he was driving to his mother's funeral.

Jan 20, 2015

NY Woman Wins $134K From Feds in Fake Facebook DEA Case

NY Woman Wins $134K From Feds in Fake Facebook DEA Case

The Justice Department has reached a $134,000 settlement with a New York woman after federal drug agents used information from her cellphone to set up a fake Facebook page in her name, a tactic that raised...

Jan 20, 2015

NY Man Accused of Trying to Stockpile, Sell Ricin on "Dark Web"

NY Man Accused of Trying to Stockpile, Sell Ricin on "Dark Web"

A New York man was arrested by the FBI Tuesday for allegedly trying to stockpile the biological agent ricin and sell it on one of the anonymous online marketplaces that officials have dubbed the "dark web."

Jan 21, 2015

LIRR Bomb Plotter Had Help From 2 Yemeni Terror Suspects: Feds

LIRR Bomb Plotter Had Help From 2 Yemeni Terror Suspects: Feds

Two Yemeni terror suspects were flown to New York for trial amid allegations they had helped a Long Island man who plotted to bomb the Long Island Rail Road meet al-Qaida leaders in Pakistan, federal agents...

Jan 19, 2015

Robbers Made Appointment With Victim: NYPD

Robbers Made Appointment With Victim: NYPD

Police say they are searching for a trio of robbers pretended to be building investigators and set up an appointment with their victim before robbing him in the Bronx.

Jan 16, 2015

Man Charged in Assault on Elderly Queens Couple: DA

Man Charged in Assault on Elderly Queens Couple: DA

A Brooklyn man has been charged in a brutal attack on an elderly Queens couple during a home invasion robbery last April that left the homeowners with serious, lasting injuries, prosecutors say.

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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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