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

Aug 31, 2015

Third Skydiver Who Jumped Off 1 WTC Avoids Jail

Third Skydiver Who Jumped Off 1 WTC Avoids Jail

A third extreme-skydiving enthusiast convicted of reckless endangerment, BASE jumping and other charges after parachuting off of the World Trade Center in September 2013 escaped jail time at his sentencing...

Aug 10, 2015

Skydivers Trio Who Jumped Off 1 WTC Avoid Jail

Skydivers Trio Who Jumped Off 1 WTC Avoid Jail

Two extreme-skydiving enthusiasts convicted of reckless endangerment, BASE jumping and other charges after parachuting off of the World Trade Center in September 2013 escaped jail time at their sentences as...

Mar 3, 2015

Blogger Mom Guilty of Killing Son, 5, With Salt

Blogger Mom Guilty of Killing Son, 5, With Salt

Lacey Spears, the Kentucky woman who authorities say force-fed her 5-year-old son salt through a stomach tube and reveled in the attention that a sickly child brought her, has been found guilty of murder in the...

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.

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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.

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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