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

Apr 8, 2014

Man Wanted to Fly Drone Bombs Into School, Building: Feds

Man Wanted to Fly Drone Bombs Into School, Building: Feds

A Moroccan national was detained without bail in Connecticut after FBI agents discovered his plot to fly bombs on drone-like devices made out of radio-controlled airplanes into a school and a federal...

Apr 4, 2014

NY State Cop Arrested on Federal Child Porn Charges

NY State Cop Arrested on Federal Child Porn Charges

An FBI investigation that began more than a year ago with the arrest of a child pornography suspect in Alaska has led to federal charges against a New York state police investigator who has worked as a...

Apr 2, 2014

NY Parents Put Tens of Thousands of Heroin Bags on Street: DA

NY Parents Put Tens of Thousands of Heroin Bags on Street: DA

A Long Island couple are being accused of dealing vast amounts of heroin from their home with as many as 10 children in the house at a given time, Suffolk County's district attorney says.

Apr 2, 2014

2 Dozen Arrested in "Murda Moore Gangstas" Bust

2 Dozen Arrested in "Murda Moore Gangstas" Bust

More than 20 members of a violent Bronx-based drug trafficking crew known as the Murda Moore Gangstas were arrested Wednesday by federal agents and the NYPD, law enforcement officials say.

Apr 1, 2014

Macy's Customer Cleared in Shoplifting Arrest

Macy's Customer Cleared in Shoplifting Arrest

A Venezuelan tourist who said she was wrongfully accused of shoplifting at Macy's flagship store was acquitted Monday in a case that came to light amid concerns that shoppers were being racially profiled...

Mar 28, 2014

Long Island Court Clerk Stole Bail, Other Funds: Police

Long Island Court Clerk Stole Bail, Other Funds: Police

A longtime Long Island court employee is accused of stealing bail and other money with which she was entrusted.

Mar 28, 2014

NYC Suspect Wanted in Penn. Drug Killings: NYPD

NYC Suspect Wanted in Penn. Drug Killings: NYPD

Police say a 23-year-old man cuffed Wednesday on misdemeanor drug charges in Brooklyn is also wanted in connection with a double homicide late last year in Pennsylvania.

Mar 27, 2014

Queens Teacher Charged in Online Relationship: Police

Queens Teacher Charged in Online Relationship: Police

A Queens teacher was arrested Wednesday after allegedly having an online relationship with a girl, according to the NYPD.

Mar 26, 2014

Woman Arrested in Long Island Robbery Spree: Police

Woman Arrested in Long Island Robbery Spree: Police

A 45-year-old woman has been accused of robbing three Long Island businesses over the last several days, police say, at least once going into the store with a handgun in her purse.

Mar 20, 2014

Queens Man Sold Hundreds of Counterfeit Coins: Police

Queens Man Sold Hundreds of Counterfeit Coins: Police

A Queens man has been accused of selling hundreds of counterfeit silver dollars to three Long Island stores, police say.

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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

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

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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