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

Aug 26, 2014

Teen Gets Up to 15 Years in 100-MPH Crash That Killed 4

Teen Gets Up to 15 Years in 100-MPH Crash That Killed 4

The New York City teenager who admitted smoking marijuana and speeding before crashing into a tree in 2012, killing four of his friends, has been sentenced to five to 15 years in prison.

Aug 22, 2014

Newark Shopkeeper Abducted, Killed: Cops

Newark Shopkeeper Abducted, Killed: Cops

A deli owner about to open his family store for the day's business was abducted and fatally shot during a robbery in Newark on Friday morning, police said.

Aug 22, 2014

NJ Cop Accused of Tormenting Ex-Girlfriend Online

NJ Cop Accused of Tormenting Ex-Girlfriend Online

A 33-year-old New Jersey police officer was indicted on stalking and official misconduct charges for allegedly tormenting his ex-girlfriend online, publishing humiliating and harassing messages about her,...

Aug 21, 2014

NJ Teen Slay Suspect Calls Teen's Death "Just Kill": Court

NJ Teen Slay Suspect Calls Teen's Death "Just Kill": Court

Prosecutors in Washington state filed a third aggravated murder count Wednesday against a man also charged with murdering a 19-year-old college student in New Jersey, alleging the four killings are part of...

Aug 21, 2014

NJ Cops Release Video of Suspect in 3 Punch Attacks

NJ Cops Release Video of Suspect in 3 Punch Attacks

Hackensack police released surveillance video Wednesday of a man suspected of punching three people in 15 minutes in random attacks on Monday night.

Aug 21, 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.

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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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