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

Oct 22, 2014

Man Arraigned in 3-Year-Old Girl's Beating Death

Man Arraigned in 3-Year-Old Girl's Beating Death

A Brooklyn man accused of beating his 3-year-old stepdaughter to death because she soiled her diaper was ordered held without bail after being arraigned on murder and other charges Wednesday.

Oct 21, 2014

Drug Suspect Asks Cops to Check on Sleeping Son: NYPD

Drug Suspect Asks Cops to Check on Sleeping Son: NYPD

A Queens man caught with marijuana when he was pulled over asked the officers arresting him to check on his 8-year-old son at home, leading them directly to evidence of an alleged marijuana operation in his...

Oct 21, 2014

Alleged Terror Conspirator Extradited to NY: Officials

Alleged Terror Conspirator Extradited to NY: Officials

Haroon Rashid Aswat, a British man charged with conspiring to set up a terrorist training camp in Oregon, is being flown to New York from London Tuesday by U.S. officials after nine years of fighting...

Oct 21, 2014

11 Alleged Mobsters Busted on Loansharking Charges

11 Alleged Mobsters Busted on Loansharking Charges

Members and associates of one of New York's legendary crime families used check cashing businesses and a Newark restaurant to run a racketeering enterprise that reaped millions of dollars through loansharking...

Oct 21, 2014

Girl Beaten, Killed For Refusing to Eat Diaper: Source

Girl Beaten, Killed For Refusing to Eat Diaper: Source

Police say the 5-year-old brother of a 3-year-old girl allegedly beaten to death by her stepfather at a Brooklyn homeless shelter gave detectives a detailed account of the assault, telling them the suspect...

Oct 17, 2014

Cabbie Who Ran Over Boy's Head in Manhattan Charged

Cabbie Who Ran Over Boy's Head in Manhattan Charged

The cabbie who hit and killed a 9-year-old boy crossing the street near his Upper West Side home earlier this year faces charges in the child's death, according to a criminal complaint.

Oct 16, 2014

Priest Guilty of Groping Woman, Not of Molesting Kids

Priest Guilty of Groping Woman, Not of Molesting Kids

A Catholic priest was convicted Wednesday of groping a woman but acquitted of molesting her two children.

Oct 15, 2014

L.I. Man Wants Feds to Take Over Police Beating Case

L.I. Man Wants Feds to Take Over Police Beating Case

A New York man who was punched and kicked by a police officer is asking for federal prosecutors to take over the case.

Oct 16, 2014

Woman Tied Up, Brother Shot Dead in Home Invasion: NYPD

Woman Tied Up, Brother Shot Dead in Home Invasion: NYPD

A 69-year-old man was shot dead during a home invasion in Brooklyn Wednesday morning, police sources said.

Oct 14, 2014

Man Posed as Guest at CT Wedding, Stole Gifts: Cops

Man Posed as Guest at CT Wedding, Stole Gifts: Cops

Police are asking for help to find the man who posed as a guest at a Westport, Connecticut wedding and stole a newlywed couple’s wedding gifts.

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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. Jonathan Dienst...

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. And now New...

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 star...

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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