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

Apr 14, 2015

Doc Tied to Menendez Indicted for Medicare Fraud

Doc Tied to Menendez Indicted for Medicare Fraud

The Florida doctor charged in a corruption case along with New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez has been indicted in a 76-count Medicare fraud scheme.

Apr 16, 2015

Suspect Screamed "I Am Going to Rape You" in Bar Attack: DA

Suspect Screamed "I Am Going to Rape You" in Bar Attack: DA

The convicted violent sex offender arrested in connection with the rape of a woman inside the bathroom of a Manhattan sports bar over the weekend allegedly screamed "I am going to rape you" and threatened...

Apr 14, 2015

NYC Cabbie Who Hit, Killed Boy Gets Traffic Ticket in Case

NYC Cabbie Who Hit, Killed Boy Gets Traffic Ticket in Case

The cabbie who hit and killed a 9-year-old boy crossing the street near his Upper West Side home last year has gotten a $580 traffic ticket in the case, stunning the boy's family.

Apr 13, 2015

Man Gets 25 Years to Life in NYC Hit-Run That Killed Couple, Baby

Man Gets 25 Years to Life in NYC Hit-Run That Killed Couple, Baby

The 46-year-old Brooklyn man convicted earlier this year in the 2013 hit-run crash that killed a pregnant woman, her husband, and ultimately their child, was sentenced Monday to 25 years to life in prison.

Apr 9, 2015

NBA Player, Girlfriend Stabbed Outside Chelsea Nightclub

NBA Player, Girlfriend Stabbed Outside Chelsea Nightclub

An NBA player who once played for the Knicks and his girlfriend were stabbed outside a popular nightclub in Chelsea early Wednesday, police and sports representatives said.

Apr 14, 2015

Accuser Testifies in Banker's Hamptons Bathroom Rape Trial

Accuser Testifies in Banker's Hamptons Bathroom Rape Trial

An Irish tourist who has accused a former Manhattan investment banker of raping her at an East Hamptons house he rented with his wife in the summer of 2013 has testified that she used "every ounce of strength"...

Apr 8, 2015

4 Terror Plot Suspects Plead Not Guilty in NYC

4 Terror Plot Suspects Plead Not Guilty in NYC

Four men accused of plotting to send U.S. residents overseas to fight for the Islamic State group appeared in court together for the first time Wednesday to face federal terrorism charges.

Apr 8, 2015

Cop in Viral Uber Rant Video Apologizes

Cop in Viral Uber Rant Video Apologizes

The NYPD detective seen on video apparently verbally abusing an Uber driver in a roadside tirade earlier this week apologized Friday for his actions, telling NBC 4 New York in an exclusive interview that...

Apr 6, 2015

4th Man Charged in NYC Islamic State Recruitment Plot

4th Man Charged in NYC Islamic State Recruitment Plot

Prosecutors have charged a fourth man in a New York City terrorism case involving recruitment by the Islamic State.

Apr 7, 2015

Evidence Points to Gas Tampering at Blast Site: Investigators

Evidence Points to Gas Tampering at Blast Site: Investigators

Initial evidence recovered from the part of the basement that survived the deadly East Village explosion that rocked the city last month, killing two people and injuring nearly two dozen, shows signs of physical...

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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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