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

Jul 17, 2014

Doctor Sues NYC Strip Club Over Credit Card Scheme

Doctor Sues NYC Strip Club Over Credit Card Scheme

A doctor is suing a New York City strip club he says was in on a scheme to drug him and charge $135,000 to his credit card.

Jul 16, 2014

Teen in Deadly Classmate Stabbing Not Bullied at School: Report

Teen in Deadly Classmate Stabbing Not Bullied at School: Report

The 14-year-old Bronx boy accused of stabbing a classmate to death outside their school last month was not bullied on school grounds, a report from the city's Special Commissioner of Investigation finds.

Jul 15, 2014

18th Doctor Admits Taking Bribes to Order Tests

18th Doctor Admits Taking Bribes to Order Tests

Another doctor has admitted taking bribes from a New Jersey lab in exchange for ordering extra tests without their patients knowledge, making him the 18th to do so in a year.

Jul 15, 2014

Ex-Manager of Famed NJ Diner Admits to Murder Plot

Ex-Manager of Famed NJ Diner Admits to Murder Plot

The former manager of a famous New Jersey diner has pleaded guilty in what authorities say was a foiled plot to kill the co-owner of the restaurant, who is his uncle by marriage.

Jul 11, 2014

Stray Bullet Hits Yonkers Man Watching TV on His Couch

Stray Bullet Hits Yonkers Man Watching TV on His Couch

A Yonkers man sitting on his porch watching TV was shot in the stomach Thursday when a neighbor one floor below allegedly let loose 7 bullets by accident, police said.

Jul 9, 2014

Renowned Dermatologist Arrested in Alleged Oxycodone Scam

Renowned Dermatologist Arrested in Alleged Oxycodone Scam

An Upper East Side dermatologist who has appeared in newspapers, magazines and on television talk shows was arrested Wednesday in an alleged oxycodone scam.

Jul 7, 2014

Stepdad Sentenced to 18 Years for Rape Aired in Essay

Stepdad Sentenced to 18 Years for Rape Aired in Essay

She never told her family that her then-stepfather had raped her when she was 8, then revealed the allegation in a college application essay. Telling her painful story to a jury finally put it to rest, she wrote...

Jul 7, 2014

911 Tapes Released in Rikers Inmate Hot Cell Death

911 Tapes Released in Rikers Inmate Hot Cell Death

A Rikers jail doctor told a 911 dispatcher that a homeless mentally ill ex-Marine discovered in a 101-degree cell in February was in rigor mortis and CPR was stopped after 20 minutes, according to a recording of...

Jul 3, 2014

Man Accused of Stabbing Kids in Elevator Pleads Not Guilty

Man Accused of Stabbing Kids in Elevator Pleads Not Guilty

A man accused of killing a 6-year-old boy and injuring a 7-year-old girl in a Brooklyn public housing building elevator has pleaded not guilty.

Jul 1, 2014

Charges Downgraded for Teen Arrested in Fatal Classmate Stabbing

Charges Downgraded for Teen Arrested in Fatal Classmate Stabbing

A grand jury has downgraded charges against the Bronx teen accused of stabbing a classmate to death outside their school last month, prosecutors say.

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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

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

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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