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Friday, Jun 10, 2016

More Proof of NJ City Workers Doing Personal Jobs on Clock

More Proof of NJ City Workers Doing Personal Jobs on Clock

Outrage is growing in Paterson, as new records obtained by the I-Team seem to show even more overtime billed by city employees while they were doing private jobs for the mayor. Over the last two months,...

Thursday, Jun 9, 2016

Ex-Top DEA Official Convicted of Hiding Strip Club From Feds

Ex-Top DEA Official Convicted of Hiding Strip Club From Feds

A New York jury has convicted a former top official of the Drug Enforcement Administration and another DEA employee of failing to disclose their ownership of a New Jersey bikini bar.

Thursday, Jun 9, 2016

NYC Correction Boss Removed From Post After Corruption Bust

NYC Correction Boss Removed From Post After Corruption Bust

The longtime head of New York City's jail guard union has been removed from his post following his arrest on federal corruption charges.

Wednesday, Jun 8, 2016

NY Man Out on Bail to Await 3rd Trial in '94 Rape, Slaying

NY Man Out on Bail to Await 3rd Trial in '94 Rape, Slaying

A judge has ordered the release of a 40-year-old man twice convicted in the rape and murder of a 12-year-old girl in Putnam County.  Anthony DiPippo was released from Putnam County Jail on $1 million...

Thursday, Jun 9, 2016

NJ City Workers Do Personal Jobs for Mayor on the Clock

NJ City Workers Do Personal Jobs for Mayor on the Clock

New evidence has surfaced showing Paterson, New Jersey, city workers are doing jobs at a site tied to the mayor’s family, in some cases apparently on the taxpayers' dime.

Wednesday, Jun 8, 2016

Correction Boss Busted in Alleged Pension Scam

Correction Boss Busted in Alleged Pension Scam

The FBI has arrested the leader of a powerful city union on corruption charges in an ongoing investigation focusing on the NYPD and City Hall.

Tuesday, Jun 7, 2016

Man Pleads Guilty for Hoax Bomb Threat at Statue of Liberty

Man Pleads Guilty for Hoax Bomb Threat at Statue of Liberty

A man has pleaded guilty to making a hoax bomb threat to blow up the Statue of Liberty, causing Liberty Island to be evacuated.

Monday, Jun 6, 2016

Prison Worker Who Helped 2 Killers Escape Begs for Clemency

Prison Worker Who Helped 2 Killers Escape Begs for Clemency

The upstate New York prison guard who was sentenced to up to seven years in prison for her role in helping two convicted murderers escape from a maximum-security lockup is pleading for clemency in a handwritten...

Friday, Jun 3, 2016

Dancer Testifies at NYC Trial About Affair With Top DEA Official

Dancer Testifies at NYC Trial About Affair With Top DEA Official

A Brazilian dancer who entered the country illegally testified at a Manhattan trial Friday about her romantic relationship with a onetime top Drug Enforcement Administration official, saying it began months...

Wednesday, Jun 1, 2016

NYC Congressman's Wife Reports $15K in Valuables Stolen: Sources

NYC Congressman's Wife Reports $15K in Valuables Stolen: Sources

Police were called to a family apartment of veteran Harlem Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) Wednesday after his wife reported a diamond ring, other jewelry and cash were stolen.

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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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