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

Jun 11, 2015

Supervisor in Charge of Boys Accused in Gruesome NYC Rape Arrested

Supervisor in Charge of Boys Accused in Gruesome NYC Rape Arrested

The supervisor tasked with monitoring three teenage boys at a now-closed home for troubled youth has been arrested for allegedly lying about checking on the 16-year-olds, who are accused of dragging a barely...

Jun 10, 2015

Jurors Attend Hearing on Retrial in Etan Patz Case

Jurors Attend Hearing on Retrial in Etan Patz Case

Manhattan prosecutors on Wednesday started the process of retrying the Etan Patz case, one of the nation's most notorious missing children mysteries during a hearing attended by seven of the jurors involved...

Jun 9, 2015

Chinese National Gets Prison for Shooting L.I. Cop

Chinese National Gets Prison for Shooting L.I. Cop

A Chinese national from Brooklyn has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for shooting a Long Island police officer while fleeing a break-in.

Jun 9, 2015

Mayor Faces Bribery Charges Related to Medical Practice

Mayor Faces Bribery Charges Related to Medical Practice

A doctor who serves as mayor of a northern New Jersey town was indicted Tuesday for allegedly taking cash bribes and other kickbacks for referring patients to a medical imaging company.

Jun 9, 2015

Undercover Cop Cleared of Top Counts in Biker Melee, Guilty of Lesser Assault

Undercover Cop Cleared of Top Counts in Biker Melee, Guilty of Lesser Assault

The undercover NYPD detective accused of shirking his police duties and joining a mass of angry motorcyclists who attacked an SUV driver on the West Side Highway more than two years ago has been cleared of...

Jun 5, 2015

Fugitive Arraigned in Attempted Murder of U.S. Marshals, NYPD Cops

Fugitive Arraigned in Attempted Murder of U.S. Marshals, NYPD Cops

A few dozen federal officers and local police packed a Brooklyn federal court room Friday as Oswald Lewis, a fugitive who had been on the run for two decades before he was apprehended last year, was arraigned on...

Jun 1, 2015

Ex-NY Senate Leader, Son Plead Not Guilty to Corruption Charges

Ex-NY Senate Leader, Son Plead Not Guilty to Corruption Charges

The former leader of the New York Senate and his son have pleaded not guilty in a federal corruption case.

May 29, 2015

Prosecutor Reviewing NY Pols' Travel Records After I-Team Report

Prosecutor Reviewing NY Pols' Travel Records After I-Team Report

A Long Island prosecutor says her office is examining the travel records of all state legislators from Nassau County following an NBC 4 New York I-Team report that one local senator is under investigation...

May 29, 2015

Silk Road Founder Sentenced to Life Behind Bars

Silk Road Founder Sentenced to Life Behind Bars

A San Francisco man who created the online drug-selling site Silk Road was sentenced in New York Friday to life in prison by a judge who cited six deaths that resulted from drugs bought on his website and...

May 29, 2015

NY State Senator Probed Over Alleged $20K Car Bill to Taxpayers

NY State Senator Probed Over Alleged $20K Car Bill to Taxpayers

The Nassau County District Attorney's office has opened an investigation into whether a powerful local state senator improperly billed taxpayers for nearly $20,000 in car expenses, sources close to the...

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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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