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

Sep 4, 2015

All NYC Inmates Ages 18 to 21 to Be Housed in Single Jail

All NYC Inmates Ages 18 to 21 to Be Housed in Single Jail

More than 1,000 hard-to-manage inmates ages 18 to 21 will be moved to a single Rikers Island facility by the end of the year and will be required to take hours of classes, receive counseling and be exempt...

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.

Sep 3, 2015

TV Airline Pilot Doctor Accused of Pill Pushing Out of JFK

TV Airline Pilot Doctor Accused of Pill Pushing Out of JFK

A doctor who helps screen pilots for health and safety issues is accused of illegally selling drugs like oxycodone out of his offices at John F. Kennedy airport and another location in New York, officials said.

Sep 3, 2015

Top 'James Bond' Gang Member Arrested in Ritzy Spree: Pros.

Top 'James Bond' Gang Member Arrested in Ritzy Spree: Pros.

A founding member of the long-running "James Bond gang" that had been targeting high-end homes in affluent neighborhoods across the tri-state for years has been arrested, prosecutors said Thursday.

Sep 1, 2015

Carjacking Convictions for 2 Men Tossed Over Racial Bias

Carjacking Convictions for 2 Men Tossed Over Racial Bias

Two convicted carjackers will get a new trial after an appeals court determined a juror who sat on their first trial should have been removed for racial bias.

Aug 31, 2015

Third Skydiver Who Jumped Off 1 WTC Avoids Jail

Third Skydiver Who Jumped Off 1 WTC Avoids Jail

A third extreme-skydiving enthusiast convicted of reckless endangerment, BASE jumping and other charges after parachuting off of the World Trade Center in September 2013 escaped jail time at his sentencing...

Sep 2, 2015

Boy, 16, Sentenced in Brutal Abductions, Rapes of Child, Woman

Boy, 16, Sentenced in Brutal Abductions, Rapes of Child, Woman

A 16-year-old boy who admitted repeatedly raping an 11-year-old girl walking home from a Christmas concert and kidnapping and sodomizing a 23-year-old woman walking home from work last year was sentenced Tuesday...

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.

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...

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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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