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

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.

Mar 18, 2014

Waitress Arrested in Alleged Skimming Plot

Waitress Arrested in Alleged Skimming Plot

A waitress at a Dave & Buster's restaurant on Long Island has been arrested along with three accomplices, accused of stealing customers' credit card information with a skimming device, police say.

Mar 7, 2014

Subway Panhandler Arrests Spike

Subway Panhandler Arrests Spike

The number of people arrested in the city’s subways for panhandling and peddling has more than tripled so far this year compared with 2013, according the NYPD.

Mar 7, 2014

NY Assemblyman Found Guilty of Accepting Bribes

NY Assemblyman Found Guilty of Accepting Bribes

A New York state assemblyman from a family of Brooklyn politicians was convicted Thursday of charges he was caught in a sting operation accepting bribes from a carnival promoter and two undercover FBI...

Mar 4, 2014

Man Who Helped Dad Fake Death Gets Year in Jail

Man Who Helped Dad Fake Death Gets Year in Jail

A Long Island man who admitted helping his father fake his own drowning in a life insurance scam has been sentenced to a year in jail.

Mar 3, 2014

NY Parents Left Kids in Cold Cars, Went Shopping: Police

NY Parents Left Kids in Cold Cars, Went Shopping: Police

Long Island police say they made two separate arrests on Sunday of parents who left their children unattended in cars.

Feb 24, 2014

Man Wanted in NJ Stabbing Captured in Florida

Man Wanted in NJ Stabbing Captured in Florida

A man wanted in connection with a stabbing in central New Jersey last year has been captured in Florida.

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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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