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

Jan 11, 2016

Maryland Man Faces Terror Charges in New York

Maryland Man Faces Terror Charges in New York

A Maryland man who allegedly traveled overseas to fight alongside terrorists has been flown back to New York to face terror charges.

Jan 12, 2016

Friendly Fire Wounded Cop Shot Responding to Brawl: Police

Friendly Fire Wounded Cop Shot Responding to Brawl: Police

The 25-year-old NYPD officer shot in the ankle responding to a fight that broke out at a large party in the Bronx over the weekend was injured by friendly fire, a police spokesman tells NBC 4 New York.

Jan 8, 2016

Linden PD Deficient in Disciplining Crash Cop: Pros.

Linden PD Deficient in Disciplining Crash Cop: Pros.

The Linden Police Department in New Jersey was deficient in disciplining a police officer arrested twice on drunken-driving charges before he was charged a third time after a 2015 crash that killed a fellow...

Jan 8, 2016

NYPD Urges Vigilance After Officer Attacks in Philadelphia, Paris

NYPD Urges Vigilance After Officer Attacks in Philadelphia, Paris

The NYPD is urging officers to be extra vigilant after attacks on police in Philadelphia and Paris.

Jan 12, 2016

5th Suspect in Brooklyn Gang Rape Sought

5th Suspect in Brooklyn Gang Rape Sought

Police are searching for a fifth suspect in the gang rape of a woman in a Brooklyn park as furious residents and outraged officials try to grapple with the abhorrent crime in their midst.

Jan 8, 2016

Man Held Without Bail in Celebrity Email Sex Tape Hack Case

Man Held Without Bail in Celebrity Email Sex Tape Hack Case

A judge says a Bahamian man charged with hacking into celebrities' email accounts to steal unreleased movie and TV scripts and private sex tapes can be held without bail because he's a risk to flee.

Jan 6, 2016

Ex-NY Police Chief Sentenced for Child Porn Possession

Ex-NY Police Chief Sentenced for Child Porn Possession

The former police chief of the town of Mount Pleasant in Westchester County has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for possession of child pornography.

Jan 6, 2016

Ex-NYPD Cop Sentenced in Wife's Murder

Ex-NYPD Cop Sentenced in Wife's Murder

A former police officer who was once honored as a hero has been sentenced to 25 years in prison after being convicted of gunning down his wife in front of their two young children because he thought she...

Jan 6, 2016

Trial Pushed Back for NJ Mom Accused of Killing Boy, 5

Trial Pushed Back for NJ Mom Accused of Killing Boy, 5

The trial of a Florida woman charged with killing her 5-year-old son in New Jersey more than 20 years ago has been delayed.

Jan 6, 2016

7 NY National Guard Members Accused of Stealing Federal Funds

7 NY National Guard Members Accused of Stealing Federal Funds

FBI agents arrested seven current members of the New York National Guard early Wednesday, including a current NYPD officer, on charges of defrauding hundreds of thousands of dollars from a federal incentive...

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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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