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

Aug 28, 2015

ISIS Terrorist Allegedly Recruiting NY Plotters Believed Killed

ISIS Terrorist Allegedly Recruiting NY Plotters Believed Killed

An overseas ISIS terror leader who allegedly tried to recruit attackers in New York, New Jersey and several other states through use of social media is believed to have been killed in a U.S.

May 7, 2015

Exclusive: NYPD Hatchet Attack Survivors Talk to News 4

Exclusive:  NYPD Hatchet Attack Survivors Talk to News 4

The four officers who were attacked in Queens last October speak exclusively to News 4's Jonathan Dienst.

Aug 27, 2015

Feds: Arizona Man Helped Student Get Islamic State Training

Feds: Arizona Man Helped Student Get Islamic State Training

An Arizona man has been charged with helping a New York college student get Islamic State training in Syria.

Aug 26, 2015

NYPD Steps Up Security at NYC TV Stations After Shooting

NYPD Steps Up Security at NYC TV Stations After Shooting

The NYPD dispatched additional officers to TV stations across the city as a precaution after a television reporter and photographer for a CBS affiliate in Roanoke, Virginia, were executed by a gunman during...

Aug 25, 2015

DoJ Says it Has Clear Evidence of Menendez Bribe Scheme

DoJ Says it Has Clear Evidence of Menendez Bribe Scheme

The Justice Department filed motions Monday calling bribery charges against Senator Robert Menendez "clear and unmistakable."

Aug 31, 2015

Feds Raid 'World's Largest Male Escort Site' in Manhattan

Feds Raid 'World's Largest Male Escort Site' in Manhattan

Federal agents raided the Manhattan headquarters of Rentboy.com as part of a state prostitution investigation Tuesday, authorities said.

Aug 22, 2015

Police Seek Motive in Deadly Federal Building Shooting

Police Seek Motive in Deadly Federal Building Shooting

An armed veteran walked into the lobby of a federal building in SoHo on Friday, shot an armed private security guard in the head, killing him, and then shot himself. Now police are trying to figure out...

Aug 19, 2015

Man Threatened to Blow Up Statue of Liberty: Officials

Man Threatened to Blow Up Statue of Liberty: Officials

A West Virginia man has been charged with telephoning a bomb threat into the Statue of Liberty in April, prompting a mass evacuation that affected thousands of tourists, officials say.

Aug 14, 2015

Brooklyn Man Pleads Guilty to Trying to Aid Islamic State Group

Brooklyn Man Pleads Guilty to Trying to Aid Islamic State Group

One of four men arrested in New York in February for plotting to join the Islamic State group and wage war against the U.S. has pleaded guilty.

Aug 19, 2015

Jared Fogle Paid for Sex With Minor in Lux NYC Hotels: Feds

Jared Fogle Paid for Sex With Minor in Lux NYC Hotels: Feds

Federal prosecutors have released documents accusing longtime Subway pitchman Jared Fogle of paying for sex acts with a minor while he stayed in upscale New York City hotels, including the Plaza and the...

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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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