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

Jul 1, 2014

De Blasio to Investigate Deadly School Stabbing

De Blasio to Investigate Deadly School Stabbing

Mayor de Blasio is calling for an investigation into whether the deadly stabbing of a boy outside a Bronx middle school Wednesday could have been prevented.

Jun 19, 2014

NYPD Veteran Guilty of Drug, Armed Robbery Charges

NYPD Veteran Guilty of Drug, Armed Robbery Charges

A 17-year veteran of the NYPD was convicted of armed robbery and narcotics trafficking charges Thursday for a series of violent crimes with drug bandits, some of which he committed while in uniform and on duty.

Jun 19, 2014

Brooklyn Man Guilty of Rape Aired in College Essay

Brooklyn Man Guilty of Rape Aired in College Essay

Brooklyn prosecutors say a woman raped as an 8-year-old by her then-stepfather kept the secret from her family for nearly a decade until she disclosed it in a college application essay.

Jun 19, 2014

Friedman in 1980s Long Island Sex Abuse Case Sues

Friedman in 1980s Long Island Sex Abuse Case Sues

A New York man who pleaded guilty in a notorious 1980s sex abuse case alleges prosecutors defamed him to make him look like a "bad guy."

Jun 19, 2014

2 Men Charged in 3 "Breaking Bad" Heroin Overdose Deaths

2 Men Charged in 3 "Breaking Bad" Heroin Overdose Deaths

Two men were charged in federal court Thursday with distributing heroin in Dutchess County and causing the overdose deaths of three people, law enforcement officials announced.

Jul 1, 2014

Boy Charged in Fatal Stabbing of Classmate

Boy Charged in Fatal Stabbing of Classmate

Instead of notes of congratulations on graduation, children and parents at a Bronx school laid out candles and flowers Thursday morning for a student fatally stabbed outside of school as his alleged killer...

Jun 19, 2014

Caregiver Charged With Murder in Myls Dobson Death

Caregiver Charged With Murder in Myls Dobson Death

The caregiver accused of starving and torturing 4-year-old Myls Dobson while his father was in jail has been indicted for murder in the child's death.

Jun 17, 2014

Mistrial Declared in Malcolm Smith Corruption Trial

Mistrial Declared in Malcolm Smith Corruption Trial

A federal judge has declared a mistrial in the corruption trial of state Sen. Malcolm Smith and one other politician because of conflicts with the jurors' schedules.

Jun 16, 2014

Queens Man Made Anti-Muslim Threats: FBI

Queens Man Made Anti-Muslim Threats: FBI

A Queens man, awaiting trial for attempted murder at a mosque in 2012, was arrested on charges of threatening to kill leaders of a leading Muslim civil rights organization.

Jun 13, 2014

Untranslated Tapes Could Stall Malcolm Smith Trial

Untranslated Tapes Could Stall Malcolm Smith Trial

The corruption trial of state Sen. Malcolm Smith and two others may be stalled due to 300 untranslated Yiddish recordings.

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Documents
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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