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

Aug 13, 2015

$15M Stolen Picasso Found in NJ to Be Returned to Paris

$15M Stolen Picasso Found in NJ to Be Returned to Paris

A Pablo Picasso painting stolen from a Paris museum 14 years ago that was discovered on a cargo ship in Newark in December will be returned to France.

Aug 12, 2015

Al-Qaida Terrorist in Brooklyn Gets 22 Years in Prison

Al-Qaida Terrorist in Brooklyn Gets 22 Years in Prison

A Nigerian terrorist who joined with al-Qaida operatives in Yemen was sentenced to 22 years in prison by a federal judge in Brooklyn Wednesday.

Aug 11, 2015

Some Prisoners Say They Were Beaten After Pair Escaped

Some Prisoners Say They Were Beaten After Pair Escaped

Inmates who knew the two convicted killers who escaped from a maximum-security prison in northern New York reported beatings by guards trying to determine where the pair went, according to a legal services...

Aug 12, 2015

2 Ex-NYC Students Indicted on ISIS Terror Charges

2 Ex-NYC Students Indicted on ISIS Terror Charges

U.S. authorities say two former New York City college students have been indicted on terror charges accusing them of plotting to help ISIS.

Aug 11, 2015

Hackers Made $30M With Press Release Info in Trading Scheme: Feds

Hackers Made $30M With Press Release Info in Trading Scheme: Feds

An international web of hackers and traders was charged by U.S. authorities Tuesday with making $100 million by breaking into the computers of business newswire services, reading corporate press releases before...

Aug 11, 2015

Man Tried to Organize 'Small Army' of ISIS Fighters in NY, NJ: Feds

Man Tried to Organize 'Small Army' of ISIS Fighters in NY, NJ: Feds

A 20-year-old New Jersey man has been charged on terror-related counts for allegedly trying to help organize a "small army" of ISIS fighters in New York and the Garden State, federal prosecutors said Monday.

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...

Aug 6, 2015

Cop Engaged Teens in Sexually Explicit Talks: Prosecutor

Cop Engaged Teens in Sexually Explicit Talks: Prosecutor

Prosecutors say a northern New Jersey police officer had sexually explicit online conversations with two teenage girls and sent nude photos of himself to one of them.

Aug 5, 2015

Ex-NYPD Cop Sentenced in Biker Melee

Ex-NYPD Cop Sentenced in Biker Melee

A former undercover NYPD detective convicted for his role in the caught-on-camera assault of an SUV driver by a pack of motorcyclists on a highway was sentenced on Wednesday to two years in jail.

Aug 5, 2015

NY Town Focusing on Kids of Mom Who Died in Police Custody: Mayor

NY Town Focusing on Kids of Mom Who Died in Police Custody: Mayor

The mayor of the Westchester town where a mother of eight died in police custody while awaiting arraignment on shoplifting charges said Wednesday the town needs to focus on her children amid questions about...

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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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