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

Apr 16, 2013

Gambling Ring Catering to NYC's High Rollers Busted: Sources

Gambling Ring Catering to NYC's High Rollers Busted: Sources

Teams of FBI agents are making arrests and executing federal search warrants throughout New York City, the metro area and elsewhere in the United States in connection with an extensive illegal gambling...

Feb 20, 2013

Counterfeit Brake Pads Sold to NYC Taxi Operators: FBI

Counterfeit Brake Pads Sold to NYC Taxi Operators: FBI

Dozens of FBI agents raided three warehouses in Queens and New Jersey Tuesday as part of an investigation into the sale of counterfeit auto parts, including tens of thousands of brake pads, to unsuspecting...

Feb 5, 2013

FBI Busts 18 in $200M Fraud, Identity Theft Ring

FBI Busts 18 in $200M Fraud, Identity Theft Ring

Nearly two dozen people face federal charges in connection with a vast fraud and identity theft ring that caused more than $200 million in losses to the financial and credit card industry, NBC 4 New York...

Jan 16, 2013

FBI Arrests Dozens of Alleged Mobsters in Extortion Probe

FBI Arrests Dozens of Alleged Mobsters in Extortion Probe

More than two dozen alleged mobsters associated with three of New York's five organized crime families were rounded up by the FBI Wednesday morning in connection with an ongoing investigation into the...

Sep 5, 2012

7 Members of Violent Hudson Valley Gang Arrested: FBI

7 Members of Violent Hudson Valley Gang Arrested: FBI

The FBI arrested seven members of a violent drug gang operating throughout the Hudson Valley early Wednesday, NBC 4 New York has learned.

May 23, 2012

10 Face Fraud Charges in LIRR Pension Scandal

10 Face Fraud Charges in LIRR Pension Scandal

Ten Long Island Rail Road workers collecting disability pensions are facing federal charges as part of the government's ongoing investigation into an alleged fraud of the LIRR's pension system that may have cost...

Feb 29, 2012

Dozens Arrested in Insurance Fraud Probe

Dozens Arrested in Insurance Fraud Probe

Federal agents and NYPD detectives have arrested dozens of suspects on federal charges of participating in a $279 million insurance fraud scheme.

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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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