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

Feb 22, 2013

Shopkeeper Slayings Suspect Found Fit for Court

Shopkeeper Slayings Suspect Found Fit for Court

A garment salesman accused of being a serial killer of Brooklyn shopkeepers has been found mentally fit for court.

Dec 12, 2012

Accused Killer in BK Shopkeeper Deaths Pleads Not Guilty

Accused Killer in BK Shopkeeper Deaths Pleads Not Guilty

The garment salesman accused of systematically shooting three shopkeepers to death as they worked alone in their Brooklyn clothing stores pleaded not guilty to murder charges at his arraignment Wednesday.

Nov 22, 2012

Suspected BK Serial Killer Held Without Bail

Suspected BK Serial Killer Held Without Bail

A garment salesman accused of systematically shooting three shopkeepers to death as they worked alone in their clothing stores was held without bail Thursday.

Nov 22, 2012

Suspected BK Serial Killer Arrested

Suspected BK Serial Killer Arrested

The suspected serial killer of three Brooklyn shopkeepers is expected to be charged after investigators matched ballistic evidence from each of the shootings to a gun recovered at his girlfriend's home, a law...

Nov 21, 2012

Police Question Man in BK Shopkeeper Slayings

Police Question Man in BK Shopkeeper Slayings

Police in Brooklyn are questioning a man who may be "John Doe Duffel Bag," the balding man with a mustache who was seen on surveillance video near the scene of the latest slaying in series of deadly shootings...

Nov 19, 2012

Police Hunt Serial Killer of Brooklyn Shopkeepers

Police Hunt Serial Killer of Brooklyn Shopkeepers

Authorities are searching for a possible serial killer who has gunned down three Brooklyn business owners since the summer, and police believe the victims could have been targeted because they were Middle...

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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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