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

Oct 22, 2013

Accused Undercover Cop Won't Testify to Grand Jury

Accused Undercover Cop Won't Testify to Grand Jury

The undercover NYPD detective charged in the motorcycle gang assault on an SUV driver will not testify before a grand jury, his lawyer tells NBC 4 New York in an exclusive interview.

Oct 10, 2013

Undercover Cop Accused in Biker Beating Identified in Video

Undercover Cop Accused in Biker Beating Identified in Video

The off-duty undercover NYPD officer who was allegedly involved in a violent fight between a group of motorcyclists and a man driving a Range Rover has been identified in one of the videos taken that day. One...

Sep 20, 2013

Queens Man Gets 45 Years for NJ Murders

Queens Man Gets 45 Years for NJ Murders

A Queens man has been sentenced to 45 years in prison for the killings of two people found buried in a back yard in Camden, N.J.

Feb 14, 2013

"James Bond Gang" Members Caught in NJ: Officials

"James Bond Gang" Members Caught in NJ: Officials

Police in New Jersey say they've arrested three members of the long-running "James Bond gang" that had been targeting high-end homes in affluent neighborhoods across the tri-state for years.

Dec 12, 2012

Dozens Busted in Bronx Gang Takedown

Dozens Busted in Bronx Gang Takedown

Dozens of alleged gang members were being charged Wednesday in a major takedown of an operation that federal authorities say was responsible for nine murders and 24 attempted murders.

Dec 6, 2012

"Community Guns" Make it Harder to Catch Shooters: Cops

"Community Guns" Make it Harder to Catch Shooters: Cops

Criminal gangs in parts of New York City are getting increasingly savvy at carrying out violent crimes and eluding police detection, thanks to a practice of hiding and sharing so-called "community guns," police...

Oct 2, 2012

NYPD Doubles Down in Street Gang Fight

NYPD Doubles Down in Street Gang Fight

The NYPD is set to announce a new crackdown on street gangs in an effort to drive down violence and robberies across the city.

Sep 5, 2012

7 Members of Violent Hudson Valley Gang Arrested: FBI

7 Members of Violent Hudson Valley Gang Arrested: FBI

The FBI arrested seven members of a violent drug gang operating throughout the Hudson Valley early Wednesday, NBC 4 New York has learned.

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.

May 30, 2012

Gang Used Fire Escapes for Break-Ins: Cops

Gang Used Fire Escapes for Break-Ins: Cops

A Crown Heights street gang with members as young as 13 years old that prowled fire escapes and rooftops to access apartments has been busted by police, officials said Wednesday.

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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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