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

Aug 4, 2015

Suspect Pleads Not Guilty in Teen Traffic Light Murder

Suspect Pleads Not Guilty in Teen Traffic Light Murder

A Muslim man accused of killing four people in two states in a fit of rage over the U.S. government's role in the Middle East pleaded not guilty Tuesday to murder and terrorism charges in one of the deaths — the...

May 23, 2015

Video Shows Feds, NYPD Raid Home of Mansion Murder Suspect's Girlfriend

Video Shows Feds, NYPD Raid Home of Mansion Murder Suspect's Girlfriend

Surveillance video obtained exclusively by NBC 4 New York shows more than a dozen U.S. Marshals and NYPD officers raiding the Brooklyn home of Washington, D.C., quadruple murder suspect Darron Dellon Dennis...

May 21, 2015

D.C Mansion Fire Murders Suspect May Have Been in NYC: Police

D.C Mansion Fire Murders Suspect May Have Been in NYC: Police

The man suspected in the brutal murders of a family and their housekeeper in an exclusive Washington, D.C., neighborhood last week may be in Brooklyn, authorities said Thursday.

Jan 30, 2015

NYC Man Sentenced in Conn. Triple Homicide

NYC Man Sentenced in Conn. Triple Homicide

A New York City man has been sentenced to 90 years in prison for his role in a triple homicide at a Connecticut apartment complex.

Nov 23, 2014

NYC Man Offered $3.6M After Wrongful Conviction

NYC Man Offered $3.6M After Wrongful Conviction

A man whose New York City murder conviction was overturned after he spent over 20 years in prison is being offered $3.6 million from the state.

Nov 21, 2014

Man Arrested in Death of 3-Year-Old Bronx Boy

Man Arrested in Death of 3-Year-Old Bronx Boy

Police say they've arrested a man in the death of a 3-year-old boy in the Bronx last week.

Nov 12, 2014

Ex-Cop Gets Up to Life in Prison for Wife's Murder

Ex-Cop Gets Up to Life in Prison for Wife's Murder

A 52-year-old retired NYPD officer was sentenced to 23 years to life in prison Wednesday for murdering his wife in their Queens home three years ago.

Aug 21, 2014

NJ Teen Slay Suspect Calls Teen's Death "Just Kill": Court

NJ Teen Slay Suspect Calls Teen's Death "Just Kill": Court

Prosecutors in Washington state filed a third aggravated murder count Wednesday against a man also charged with murdering a 19-year-old college student in New Jersey, alleging the four killings are part of...

Jul 31, 2014

Teen Arrested in Deadly Shooting of Girl on Queens Bus

Teen Arrested in Deadly Shooting of Girl on Queens Bus

Police say they've arrested a second person in the deadly shooting of a 14-year-old girl on a Queens bus last year.

May 1, 2014

Arrest in Killing of Brooklyn Landlord Found in Trash Bin

Arrest in Killing of Brooklyn Landlord Found in Trash Bin

Police say they've arrested a man in the killing of a Brooklyn landlord whose body was found in a trash bin on Long Island.

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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 comment.

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.

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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