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

Oct 29, 2014

Gang Members Busted in Post Office, Bank Scam: DA

Gang Members Busted in Post Office, Bank Scam: DA

More than 30 suspected members of the Bloods gang allegedly tried to rip off post offices and banks across Rockland County the old fashioned way -- by writing bogus checks and money orders.

Oct 28, 2014

44 Named in 219-Count Gang Indictment: Prosecutors

44 Named in 219-Count Gang Indictment: Prosecutors

Accused members of the Bloods and Crips street gangs, a police officer and two pawn shop owners were among the 44 people indicted Tuesday on a bevy of charges including racketeering conspiracy, attempted murder...

Jun 13, 2014

2 Alleged Drug Gangs Busted on Staten Island

2 Alleged Drug Gangs Busted on Staten Island

Authorities have busted two alleged drug gangs they say are responsible for 29 shootings, three murders and a bustling narcotics trade on Staten Island.

Jun 4, 2014

Dozens Arrested in Vast NYC Gang Crackdown

Dozens Arrested in Vast NYC Gang Crackdown

Police arrested dozens of suspected gang members in early-morning raids Wednesday in what authorities are calling one of the biggest gang crackdowns in recent history.

Apr 2, 2014

2 Dozen Arrested in "Murda Moore Gangstas" Bust

2 Dozen Arrested in "Murda Moore Gangstas" Bust

More than 20 members of a violent Bronx-based drug trafficking crew known as the Murda Moore Gangstas were arrested Wednesday by federal agents and the NYPD, law enforcement officials say.

Mar 31, 2014

"Most Wanted" Suspect Pleads Not Guilty in NY

"Most Wanted" Suspect Pleads Not Guilty in NY

A member of a Salvadoran-based street gang suspected in the execution-style killings of his 19-year-old girlfriend and her toddler son has been ordered held without bail in New York.

Feb 27, 2014

Charges Stand in SUV-Biker Melee: DA

Charges Stand in SUV-Biker Melee: DA

Prosecutors have changed their minds about reducing charges against an undercover NYPD detective accused of taking part in a videotaped attack on a man driving a Range Rover.

Dec 20, 2013

Charges to Be Reduced in Biker Beating of SUV Driver

Charges to Be Reduced in Biker Beating of SUV Driver

An undercover NYPD officer and other motorcyclists allegedly involved in a videotaped attack on a man driving a Range Rover in Manhattan will likely have the charges they face reduced, prosecutors said Friday.

Nov 8, 2013

Grand Jury Indicts 11 Bikers in NYC Highway Brawl

Grand Jury Indicts 11 Bikers in NYC Highway Brawl

A grand jury has indicted 11 bikers, including an undercover New York City police detective, on various charges related to a motorcyclist-SUV highway melee.

Oct 31, 2013

NYPD: Gang Broke into 125 Pharmacies to Steal Drugs

NYPD: Gang Broke into 125 Pharmacies to Steal Drugs

Using crowbars and axes, a street gang broke into 125 pharmacies to steal millions in prescription drugs for resale on the streets, NYPD officials said. They made so much money that officials said the...

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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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