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

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...

Oct 22, 2013

Accused Undercover Cop Won't Testify to Grand Jury

Accused Undercover Cop Won't Testify to Grand Jury

The undercover NYPD detective charged in the motorcycle gang assault on an SUV driver will not testify before a grand jury, his lawyer tells NBC 4 New York in an exclusive interview.

Oct 10, 2013

Undercover Cop Accused in Biker Beating Identified in Video

Undercover Cop Accused in Biker Beating Identified in Video

The off-duty undercover NYPD officer who was allegedly involved in a violent fight between a group of motorcyclists and a man driving a Range Rover has been identified in one of the videos taken that...

Sep 20, 2013

Queens Man Gets 45 Years for NJ Murders

Queens Man Gets 45 Years for NJ Murders

A Queens man has been sentenced to 45 years in prison for the killings of two people found buried in a back yard in Camden, N.J.

Feb 14, 2013

"James Bond Gang" Members Caught in NJ: Officials

"James Bond Gang" Members Caught in NJ: Officials

Police in New Jersey say they've arrested three members of the long-running "James Bond gang" that had been targeting high-end homes in affluent neighborhoods across the tri-state for years.

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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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