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

Oct 6, 2014

ID Theft Ring Bought Designer Goods: Prosecutor

ID Theft Ring Bought Designer Goods: Prosecutor

An identity theft and fraud ring used shoppers' stolen information to buy over $400,000 worth of designer shoes, handbags and accessories from Saks Fifth Avenue's flagship store, with some employees aiding...

Oct 3, 2014

Escaped Prisoner Who Dragged Cop Is Sentenced

Escaped Prisoner Who Dragged Cop Is Sentenced

The drug suspect who allegedly took off in a stolen police vehicle and hit an officer as he fled in Queens Monday was arrested at a Manhattan public housing complex, police say.

Oct 3, 2014

Ex-Assemblywoman From NYC Gets Prison for Sham Marriage

Ex-Assemblywoman From NYC Gets Prison for Sham Marriage

A former state lawmaker accused of buying an $8,000 sham marriage to gain citizenship was sentenced Friday to a year in prison by a judge who said pursuit of the American dream was a poor excuse for...

Oct 3, 2014

Ex-Detective Pleads Guilty to DUI, Shooting Partner in Wrist

Ex-Detective Pleads Guilty to DUI, Shooting Partner in Wrist

A former NYPD detective pleaded guilty Friday to drunk driving and assault charges stemming from an April incident in which his weapon discharged and his partner was shot in the wrist while they were on duty.

Oct 3, 2014

Man, 49, Charged in Coney Island Chain Snatching: NYPD

Man, 49, Charged in Coney Island Chain Snatching: NYPD

Police say that a 49-year-old man has been charged with robbery in a broad-daylight chain snatching near a bus stop earlier this year.

Oct 2, 2014

NY Judge to Resign Amid Allegations of Misconduct

NY Judge to Resign Amid Allegations of Misconduct

A leading judge in Brooklyn will officially resign amid allegations he committed misconduct by offering advice about politics and prosecutions to former Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes.

Oct 1, 2014

Conviction Upheld in Brooklyn Reverse Racism Case

Conviction Upheld in Brooklyn Reverse Racism Case

Donald Kagan had been in prison for murder for more than a decade when doubts about his guilt arose from an uncommon source: the former judge who had convicted him.

Oct 2, 2014

Ex-Madam Kristin Davis Gets 2 Years for Pill Peddling

Ex-Madam Kristin Davis Gets 2 Years for Pill Peddling

Kristin Davis, the former madam and candidate for governor and New York City comptroller, was sentenced Wednesday to two years in jail after she pleaded guilty to illegally distributing prescription pills,...

Sep 30, 2014

Award-Winning Cop Indicted for Allegedly Beating Woman

Award-Winning Cop Indicted for Allegedly Beating Woman

Authorities say a newly decorated NYPD officer has been indicted after a woman was beaten in her home.

Sep 30, 2014

Accused Teacher Indicted on Sex Charges Involving 6 More Students

Accused Teacher Indicted on Sex Charges Involving 6 More Students

A 44-year-old Brooklyn high school teacher previously arrested after allegedly using Snapchat to send a photo of his genitals to a 16-year-old student has been accused in a new 36-count indictment of victimizing...

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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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