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

Aug 8, 2014

CT Police Nab Suspect in Catalytic Converter Thefts

CT Police Nab Suspect in Catalytic Converter Thefts

Connecticut police have arrested a man accused of stealing catalytic converters from parking lots near the Westport Metro-North station, and they say he could be connected to other thefts in the area.

Aug 21, 2014

PBA Blasts Eric Garner Autopsy Report

PBA Blasts Eric Garner Autopsy Report

Mayor de Blasio on Tuesday defended a medical examiner's ruling that a man was killed by neck compressions caused by a police officer's chokehold, while the powerful police union representing rank-and-file...

Aug 1, 2014

Former Yankee Convicted of Sexually Abusing Girl

Former Yankee Convicted of Sexually Abusing Girl

A former New York Yankees outfielder has been convicted of sexually abusing a young girl.

Jul 24, 2014

School Bus Drivers, Executive Arrested in Child Porn Sting

School Bus Drivers, Executive Arrested in Child Porn Sting

Authorities charged more than a dozen New Jersey men, including two school bus drivers, in a sweeping child pornography sting that has already resulted in the arrests of nearly 30 suspects.

Jul 17, 2014

"Sopranos" Star's Ex Accused in $300M Stock Fraud Scheme

"Sopranos" Star's Ex Accused in $300M Stock Fraud Scheme

Seven people, including the ex-husband of a former "Sopranos" star, have been charged by federal authorities with conducting a $300 million dollar stock fraud scheme involving four publicly traded companies,...

Jul 17, 2014

Doctor Sues NYC Strip Club Over Credit Card Scheme

Doctor Sues NYC Strip Club Over Credit Card Scheme

A doctor is suing a New York City strip club he says was in on a scheme to drug him and charge $135,000 to his credit card.

Jul 15, 2014

Ex-Manager of Famed NJ Diner Admits to Murder Plot

Ex-Manager of Famed NJ Diner Admits to Murder Plot

The former manager of a famous New Jersey diner has pleaded guilty in what authorities say was a foiled plot to kill the co-owner of the restaurant, who is his uncle by marriage.

Jul 9, 2014

Renowned Dermatologist Arrested in Alleged Oxycodone Scam

Renowned Dermatologist Arrested in Alleged Oxycodone Scam

An Upper East Side dermatologist who has appeared in newspapers, magazines and on television talk shows was arrested Wednesday in an alleged oxycodone scam.

Jun 19, 2014

NYPD Veteran Guilty of Drug, Armed Robbery Charges

NYPD Veteran Guilty of Drug, Armed Robbery Charges

A 17-year veteran of the NYPD was convicted of armed robbery and narcotics trafficking charges Thursday for a series of violent crimes with drug bandits, some of which he committed while in uniform and on duty....

Jun 17, 2014

Mistrial Declared in Malcolm Smith Corruption Trial

Mistrial Declared in Malcolm Smith Corruption Trial

A federal judge has declared a mistrial in the corruption trial of state Sen. Malcolm Smith and one other politician because of conflicts with the jurors' schedules.

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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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