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

Apr 17, 2014

$12M in Heroin, Meth Seized From Manhattan Stash Houses

$12M in Heroin, Meth Seized From Manhattan Stash Houses

Authorities arrested three people in connection with an investigation into two suspected stash houses in Washington Heights from which authorities seized 44 pounds of heroin and 17 pounds of crystal meth,...

Apr 16, 2014

Death of Baby Found in Herald Square Shopping Bag a Homicide: ME

Death of Baby Found in Herald Square Shopping Bag a Homicide: ME

The death of the baby found in his teen mother's bag during a shoplifting arrest at a Herald Square Victoria's Secret last year has been ruled a homicide, according to the medical examiner's office.

Apr 16, 2014

Man Spit on Girl, Made Anti-Muslim Statements: NYPD

Man Spit on Girl, Made Anti-Muslim Statements: NYPD

Police are looking for a man who they say harassed a 15-year-old girl on a crowded city bus in Queens last week, spitting on her, making anti-Muslim statements and threatening to punch her.

Apr 16, 2014

Man Tried to Rape Woman in Her Bedroom: NYPD

Man Tried to Rape Woman in Her Bedroom: NYPD

Police are searching for a home intruder who allegedly tried to rape a woman in her Manhattan bedroom early on Saturday.

Apr 16, 2014

NYPD Disbands Unit That Spied on Muslims

NYPD Disbands Unit That Spied on Muslims

The New York Police Department says it has disbanded a special unit whose efforts to try to detect terror threats in Muslim communities through secret surveillance sparked outrage.

Apr 16, 2014

Man Accused of Driving Bus Full of Drunk Teens: Cops

Man Accused of Driving Bus Full of Drunk Teens: Cops

A Long Island man is accused of endangering the welfare of a child after officers found 42 drunk teens, beer and booze on the bus he was driving Monday night, police said.

Apr 16, 2014

Astoria Girlfriend Strangler Gets Life Without Parole

Astoria Girlfriend Strangler Gets Life Without Parole

The University of Florida law school graduate convicted of beating and strangling his girlfriend to death in her Queens apartment has been sentenced to life without parole, a judge said Tuesday.

Apr 15, 2014

Wanted Serial Manhattan Bank Robber Identified: Cops

Wanted Serial Manhattan Bank Robber Identified: Cops

The NYPD has released a photo of a suspect wanted in connection with at least seven Manhattan bank robberies, including three in the last week.

Apr 14, 2014

Jurors Chosen in NY Trial of Egyptian Imam

Jurors Chosen in NY Trial of Egyptian Imam

A jury of eight men and four women was chosen in New York City for the trial of an Egyptian Islamic preacher extradited from Great Britain on charges he conspired to support al-Qaida.

Apr 14, 2014

School Janitor Accused of Raping Teen in School

School Janitor Accused of Raping Teen in School

A janitor at a school in Brooklyn is accused of raping a 17-year-old girl inside the school where he worked, police say.

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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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