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

Aug 20, 2014

Daughter-in-Law Accused of Plot to Kill Witnesses

Daughter-in-Law Accused of Plot to Kill Witnesses

A woman accused of killing her 80-year-old mother-in-law tried to get rid of two prosecution witnesses by suggesting a murderous plot to a fellow jail inmate, the district attorney said Wednesday.

Aug 19, 2014

Man Caught in 3-State Crime Spree Appears in Court

Man Caught in 3-State Crime Spree Appears in Court

A man accused of waging a three-state crime spree that ended when he crashed near the George Washington Bridge is due in federal court.

Aug 16, 2014

4 Arrested in Deadly Livery Cab Robberies in the Bronx

4 Arrested in Deadly Livery Cab Robberies in the Bronx

Four suspects have been arrested in connection with livery cab robberies that left two drivers dead in the Bronx less than two weeks apart, prosecutors said.

Aug 13, 2014

Rabbi Accused of Sex Abuse at NY Yeshiva

Rabbi Accused of Sex Abuse at NY Yeshiva

A 70-year-old Rockland rabbi was arrested Tuesday, accused of repeatedly sexually abusing a boy while he was serving as principal at the boy's yeshiva, prosecutors say.

Aug 11, 2014

Man Arrested in White Scrubs Rape Case: Police

Man Arrested in White Scrubs Rape Case: Police

A 22-year-old man was arrested Friday on charges of rape, criminal sexual act and weapon possession, the NYPD said Saturday.

Aug 8, 2014

Persons of Interest in Bridge Flag Mystery ID'd: Cops

Persons of Interest in Bridge Flag Mystery ID'd: Cops

Authorities have identified persons of interest in connection with the Brooklyn Bridge white flag mystery, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton tells NBC 4 New York, but the city's top cop won't say when arrests may...

Aug 8, 2014

CT Police Nab Suspect in Catalytic Converter Thefts

CT Police Nab Suspect in Catalytic Converter Thefts

Connecticut police have arrested a man accused of stealing catalytic converters from parking lots near the Westport Metro-North station, and they say he could be connected to other thefts in the area.

Aug 8, 2014

City to Pay $2M to Family of Brooklyn Man Killed by Cop Car

City to Pay $2M to Family of Brooklyn Man Killed by Cop Car

New York City has agreed to a $2 million settlement with the family of a Brooklyn man who died in a collision with a police car.

Aug 8, 2014

Rapist in White Scrubs Wanted in 2nd Attack: Sources

Rapist in White Scrubs Wanted in 2nd Attack: Sources

An armed rape suspect wanted in a brazen New York City street attack is now being connected to another assault just a few blocks away, law enforcement sources say.

Aug 7, 2014

Drug Tests Negative for Times Sq Crash Driver: DA

Drug Tests Negative for Times Sq Crash Driver: DA

Prosecutors said late Wednesday they were holding off on a decision to try the driver of a sightseeing bus that plowed into a crowded Times Square plaza until they receive a full toxicology report.

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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

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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