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

May 9, 2012

Man Guilty of Misdemeanor in Parking Punch

Man Guilty of Misdemeanor in Parking Punch

A man has been convicted of a misdemeanor assault charge in an East Village parking-space clash that left a woman brain-damaged. But he was acquitted of a more serious felony charge.

May 7, 2012

Ex-Cop Gets 75 Years in Sex Assault

Ex-Cop Gets 75 Years in Sex Assault

A former NYPD officer has been sentenced to three terms of 25 years to life in prison after being convicted of grabbing a schoolteacher off a street and sexually assaulting her at gunpoint.

May 2, 2012

Manslaughter Conviction in Fatal Cop Push

Manslaughter Conviction in Fatal Cop Push

A man accused of pushing an NYPD officer over a railing to his death has been convicted of aggravated manslaughter and acquitted of aggravated murder.

Apr 26, 2012

Not Guilty in Crane Collapse Trial

Not Guilty in Crane Collapse Trial

A construction crane owner was acquitted of manslaughter and all other charges Thursday in the May 2008 collapse of his 200-foot-tall rig that snapped apart and killed two workers, which fueled concerns...

Mar 29, 2012

Jury Deadlocks on NYPD Officer Rape Counts

Jury Deadlocks on NYPD Officer Rape Counts

A judge has declared a mistrial on the rape charges against an off-duty NYPD officer who was convicted on other counts in his attack of a woman he grabbed off the street.

Mar 28, 2012

Partial Guilty Verdict in Cop Rape Trial

Partial Guilty Verdict in Cop Rape Trial

A jury has found an off-duty NYPD officer guilty of sexual assault after he grabbed a schoolteacher off the street and attacked her, but is deadlocked on the rape counts against him.

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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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