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

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 a...

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.

Apr 7, 2014

NYPD Investigating Separate Homicides in Brooklyn

NYPD Investigating Separate Homicides in Brooklyn

The NYPD is investigating two separate homicides in Brooklyn.

Apr 1, 2014

Man, 53, Stabbed, Killed on Upper East Side: NYPD

Man, 53, Stabbed, Killed on Upper East Side: NYPD

Police are investigating after finding a 53-year-old man dead in his Upper East Side apartment building with an apparent stab wound.

Mar 28, 2014

Young Couple Found Mysteriously Shot Dead

Young Couple Found Mysteriously Shot Dead

Police are investigating after a young couple was found dead with gunshot wounds in their Queens apartment Thursday evening.

Feb 7, 2014

NYC Men Freed After Wrongful Convictions in 1992 Killings

NYC Men Freed After Wrongful Convictions in 1992 Killings

Nearly 22 years after they were convicted of a triple homicide they say they didn’t commit, Sharrif Wilson and Antonio Yarbough walked out of court Thursday as free men.

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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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