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

Apr 23, 2014

Woman Accused of Stabbing 73-Year-Old: Prosecutors

Woman Accused of Stabbing 73-Year-Old: Prosecutors

A Brooklyn woman has been accused of binding a 73-year-old man with duct tape before stabbing him to death and stealing his car, prosecutors say.

Apr 23, 2014

Undercover Cop Shot in Busy Shopping Complex

Undercover Cop Shot in Busy Shopping Complex

A police officer making an undercover drug purchase was shot Tuesday afternoon in a busy New Jersey shopping complex, sending shoppers running for cover as the gunfire erupted.

6 hours ago

Teen's Home Swarmed by Cops in Apparent "Swatting" Hoax

Teen's Home Swarmed by Cops in Apparent "Swatting" Hoax

Police armed with guns and outfitted with bulletproof vests swarmed a Long Island home Tuesday, responding to what they thought was a gunman holding his family hostage only to learn the entire call was a hoax.

Apr 23, 2014

DA: Pizza Delivery Man Admits Raping Woman in NYC

DA: Pizza Delivery Man Admits Raping Woman in NYC

Prosecutors say an 18-year-old has admitted raping a woman in her Manhattan apartment after delivering pizza to one of her neighbors.

3 hours ago

Cop Pleads Guilty to Fraud for Faking Injury

Cop Pleads Guilty to Fraud for Faking Injury

A Port Authority police officer has pleaded guilty to charges he collected disability for an arm injury at the same time he was performing in a metal band called Cousin Sleaze.

Apr 22, 2014

Judge Tears Up in Pedophile Case Sentencing: Report

Judge Tears Up in Pedophile Case Sentencing: Report

A Queens judge had to dab tears from his eyes Monday as he sentenced a pedophile in what he called the most repulsive case had ever presided over, according to published reports.

Apr 22, 2014

Boys Charged After Women Mugged in Central Park

Boys Charged After Women Mugged in Central Park

Five boys have been arrested and several others are being questioned after two women were mugged and a man was punched in Central Park early Monday, police said.

Apr 21, 2014

1 Killed, 1 Injured in Coney Island Stabbing: NYPD

1 Killed, 1 Injured in Coney Island Stabbing: NYPD

One man was killed and another had to be taken to the hospital after stabbings in Brooklyn late Sunday, police say.

Apr 22, 2014

Teen Shot in Foot for Cutting Line for "Yeezy" Shoes: NYPD

Teen Shot in Foot for Cutting Line for "Yeezy" Shoes: NYPD

A 14-year-old boy was arrested over the weekend after allegedly shooting another teen in the foot for cutting in a line for coveted $250 sneakers Saturday morning, police say.

Apr 21, 2014

Man Stabbed at Port Authority Bus Terminal: NYPD

Man Stabbed at Port Authority Bus Terminal: NYPD

An 18-year-old man was stabbed in the face late Sunday night at the Port Authority Bus Terminal, according to the NYPD.

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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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