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

Jul 17, 2015

Ex-NY Congressman Michael Grimm Gets Prison for Tax Evasion

Ex-NY Congressman Michael Grimm Gets Prison for Tax Evasion

Former U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm was sentenced Friday to 8 months in prison for tax evasion.

Jul 17, 2015

19 Cops Accused of Misreporting Crimes in NYC Precinct

19 Cops Accused of Misreporting Crimes in NYC Precinct

Nineteen NYPD officers face departmental charges after city investigators uncovered dozens of instances where crimes were misreported at a Bronx precinct, authorities say.

Jul 16, 2015

2 Convicted in Death of Brooklyn Baby Shot in Stroller

2 Convicted in Death of Brooklyn Baby Shot in Stroller

Two men have been convicted in the shooting death of a New York City toddler who was killed in his stroller.

Jul 16, 2015

Feds, NYPD Bust Brooklyn Crips Chapter; 20 Arrested

Feds, NYPD Bust Brooklyn Crips Chapter; 20 Arrested

Authorities say that 20 alleged members of a branch of the Crips street gang were arrested Thursday in Brooklyn on a bevy of charges including racketeering and murder conspiracy.

Jul 16, 2015

Man Who Allegedly Stole Cop's Gun After Attack Arrested: Sources

Man Who Allegedly Stole Cop's Gun After Attack Arrested: Sources

The 21-year-old man suspected of punching an off-duty NYPD officer in the face and stealing her gun as she headed to work in the Bronx earlier this week has been arrested in Philadelphia, law enforcement sources...

Jul 14, 2015

12 Alleged Gang Members Charged in Fake Money Order Scheme

12 Alleged Gang Members Charged in Fake Money Order Scheme

Twelve alleged gang members face fraud, aggravated identity theft and other charges in connection with a federal indictment accusing them in a money order scheme at banks in the New York area and along the East...

Jul 9, 2015

Fugitive Rape Suspect Captured in NYC: U.S. Marshals

Fugitive Rape Suspect Captured in NYC: U.S. Marshals

A rape suspect who allegedly impregnated his 12-year-old victim in Massachusetts, then fled the state, has been located by U.S. Marshals in New York City, authorities say.

Jul 8, 2015

Ex-U.S. Army Major, Wife Convicted of Torturing 3 Foster Kids

Ex-U.S. Army Major, Wife Convicted of Torturing 3 Foster Kids

A former U.S. Army major and his wife were convicted Wednesday of torturing their three foster children for years, breaking their bones, force-feeding them hot sauce, denying them water and using one of...

Jul 2, 2015

Biker Gets Prison in Violent Attack on SUV Driver in NYC

Biker Gets Prison in Violent Attack on SUV Driver in NYC

A Brooklyn man who took part in a 2013 assault on a sport utility driver by a group of motorcyclists is heading to prison.

Jul 1, 2015

Malcolm Smith Gets 7 Years in Prison for Mayoral Race Bribe Plot

Malcolm Smith Gets 7 Years in Prison for Mayoral Race Bribe Plot

Former Democratic state Sen. Malcolm Smith was sentenced Wednesday to seven years in prison in a scheme to bribe his way onto the ballot for the 2013 New York City mayoral election.

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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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