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

Jan 18, 2013

Former Priest Indicted in Crystal Meth Ring

Former Priest Indicted in Crystal Meth Ring

A former Roman Catholic priest is among five people who have been indicted by a federal grand jury in an alleged drug operation involving shipments of methamphetamine to Connecticut from California.

Dec 16, 2012

Gunman's Father Speaks of Heartbreak, Search for Answers

Gunman's Father Speaks of Heartbreak, Search for Answers

The father of the gunman in the Connecticut school rampage says his family is saddened and struggling to make sense of what happened.

Dec 15, 2012

Conn. Gunman Recalled as Intelligent But Remote

Conn. Gunman Recalled as Intelligent But Remote

Family and friends remember Adam Lanza as many things — intelligent, nerdy, goth, remote, thin.

Dec 15, 2012

Victims' Names Released as Nation Mourns

Victims' Names Released as Nation Mourns

All of the victims of the Connecticut elementary school shooting were women and children, and each was shot by a rifle and hit multiple times, the state's chief medical examiner said Saturday as police released...

Dec 15, 2012

20 Children Among 27 Dead in School Shooting

20 Children Among 27 Dead in School Shooting

A 20-year-old man opened fire at a Connecticut elementary school where his mother worked as a kindergarten teacher Friday, killing her and 25 others, including 20 children, in one of the deadliest school...

Jul 10, 2012

FBI Seeks Gang of Armed Bank Robbers in Conn.

FBI Seeks Gang of Armed Bank Robbers in Conn.

Bank officials and FBI in Connecticut released surveillance photos Tuesday of a group of armed bank robbers who have struck at least five banks and stolen almost $500,000 since September 2010.

Jun 28, 2012

Company Illegally Sold Helicopter Engine Technology to China: Feds

Company Illegally Sold Helicopter Engine Technology to China: Feds

Pratt & Whitney Canada was charged in Connecticut federal court Thursday for illegally selling advanced helicopter engine technology to China in violation of U.S. arms export laws.

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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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