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

Nov 16, 2012

Life in Prison for Failed Subway Bomb Plotter

Life in Prison for Failed Subway Bomb Plotter

A Queens man has been sentenced to life behind bars for his role in a foiled suicide-bomb plot on New York City subways in 2008.

Feb 6, 2013

U.S Attorney Talks About Terror Plot

U.S Attorney Talks About Terror Plot

The student from Bangladesh who allegedly plotted to set off a truck bomb outside the New York Federal Reserve Bank is one of the most dangerous terrorists the United States has faced since the Sept. 11 attacks,

Oct 18, 2012

Dad of Alleged Plotter: Son Is "Gentle"

Dad of Alleged Plotter: Son Is "Gentle"

A Bangladeshi man accused of trying to bomb the Federal Reserve building in Lower Manhattan is a banker's son from a middle class neighborhood whose family members said Thursday that they were stunned by...

Jun 25, 2012

Judge Rules Temple Terror Plot Case Can Proceed

Judge Rules Temple Terror Plot Case Can Proceed

A judge has declined to throw out an unusual state-level terror case against a man charged with plotting to blow up synagogues in New York.

Apr 26, 2012

Relatives of Suspected NYC Subway Plotter Testify

Relatives of Suspected NYC Subway Plotter Testify

The sister of a man accused in a suspected plot in 2009 to attack New York's subways with suicide bombs tearfully testified Wednesday of an FBI raid on their home in the dead of night during Ramadan.

Apr 17, 2012

Admitted Subway Plotter Testifies at NYC Trial

Admitted Subway Plotter Testifies at NYC Trial

The admitted mastermind of a foiled plot to bomb New York City subways testified Tuesday that he wanted to fight jihad in Afghanistan after coming to believe that the U.S. government was behind the Sept.

Mar 13, 2012

Defense Lawyer: NYC Temple Plot Misguided

Defense Lawyer: NYC Temple Plot Misguided

A lawyer for an Algerian native accused of planning to blow up synagogues said Tuesday that her client was a mentally unstable man targeted by the New York Police Department as part of its "unconstitutional and...

Feb 28, 2012

Accused Subway Terror Plotter's 911 Call

Accused Subway Terror Plotter's 911 Call

A Queens terror suspect accused of intentionally crashing his car told police dispatchers "we love death" as the FBI and NYPD moved in to arrest him on Jan. 7, 2010 for his alleged role in a plot to bomb...

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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.

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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