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

Mar 27, 2013

Life Term for NJ Man Who Killed Schoolteacher Wife

Life Term for NJ Man Who Killed Schoolteacher Wife

A man who fatally beat and stabbed his schoolteacher wife inside their northern New Jersey home has been sentenced to life in prison.

Nov 21, 2012

Kennedy Acquitted on All Counts in Nurse Clash Trial

Kennedy Acquitted on All Counts in Nurse Clash Trial

A son of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy has been acquitted on all counts in a trial stemming from a clash at a Westchester hospital in January.

Nov 14, 2012

Former NYPD Cop Gets 25 to Life for Killing Wife

Former NYPD Cop Gets 25 to Life for Killing Wife

A former police officer has been sentenced to 25 years to life for strangling his wife, a mother of four whose body was found in the woods last year near the Taconic State Parkway in suburban Yorktown.

Oct 15, 2012

Ex-NYC Cop Convicted of Strangling Wife

Ex-NYC Cop Convicted of Strangling Wife

A former police officer strangled his wife, carried her dead body to his car and dumped it in the woods in suburban New York, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Aug 7, 2012

No Jail for Mechanic in Deadly Crane Collapse

No Jail for Mechanic in Deadly Crane Collapse

A mechanic has been sentenced to a year of community service for his role in a New York City construction crane collapse that killed two workers.

Jul 16, 2012

Ex-NYPD Officer Sentenced After Admitting Rape

Ex-NYPD Officer Sentenced After Admitting Rape

A former NYPD officer who admitted raping a schoolteacher has been sentenced to 10 years to life in prison. But he's fighting a far longer sentence from a related conviction.

Jun 23, 2012

Man Gets 1 Year in Parking-Spot Punch

Man Gets 1 Year in Parking-Spot Punch

A man convicted of a misdemeanor assault charge after punching a woman in the face, leaving her brain-damaged, in a fight about a parking space has been sentenced to one year in jail.

Jun 21, 2012

Former NYPD Officer Pleads Guilty to Rape

Former NYPD Officer Pleads Guilty to Rape

A former NYPD officer already convicted of sex charges for assaulting a schoolteacher has pleaded guilty to an additional rape charge.

May 23, 2012

Man Gets 28 Years to Life in Fatal Cop Push

Man Gets 28 Years to Life in Fatal Cop Push

A man convicted of pushing an NYPD officer over a railing to his death has been sentenced to 28 1/2 years to life in prison.

May 12, 2012

Grandma Guilty in Marchella Pierce Death

Grandma Guilty in Marchella Pierce Death

A grandmother accused of doing little to help her battered, 4-year-old granddaughter was convicted Friday of manslaughter in the girl's death.

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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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