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

Aug 5, 2015

Escaped Murderer Was Drunk When He Was Shot, Killed: Autopsy

Escaped Murderer Was Drunk When He Was Shot, Killed: Autopsy

The escaped murderer shot and killed by law enforcement officers in late June after a three-week manhunt through miles of difficult terrain in New York was drunk at the time of his death, according to toxicology...

Aug 4, 2015

Suspect Pleads Not Guilty in Teen Traffic Light Murder

Suspect Pleads Not Guilty in Teen Traffic Light Murder

A Muslim man accused of killing four people in two states in a fit of rage over the U.S. government's role in the Middle East pleaded not guilty Tuesday to murder and terrorism charges in one of the deaths — the...

Aug 6, 2015

Airports Vulnerable to Cyberattacks, Experts Warn

Airports Vulnerable to Cyberattacks, Experts Warn

Cyber security experts warn that hackers could have the ability to shut down an airport’s security network with nothing more than a laptop, according to an I-Team investigation.

Aug 3, 2015

Retrial in Case of Missing NYC Boy Etan Patz Set for Next Year

Retrial in Case of Missing NYC Boy Etan Patz Set for Next Year

A judge on Monday scheduled the retrial of a suspect in the 1979 kidnapping and slaying of Etan Patz for early next year.

Aug 3, 2015

NJ Woman Beats Family Dog to Death, Brags About It: Pros.

NJ Woman Beats Family Dog to Death, Brags About It: Pros.

A New Jersey woman used a shovel and claw hammer to beat her family's dog to death and then bragged about it, prosecutors say.

Aug 3, 2015

NY AG to Investigate Mom of 8's Police Custody Death

NY AG to Investigate Mom of 8's Police Custody Death

The state's top prosecutor said Monday that he will investigate the jail cell death of a mother of eight who waited two days for arraignment on a shoplifting arrest.

Jul 31, 2015

Teen Suffocated Newborn, Then Shopped at Victoria's Secret: DA

Teen Suffocated Newborn, Then Shopped at Victoria's Secret: DA

A teenage girl suffocated her just-born baby boy before putting his body in a shopping bag then going on a trip to a Victoria's Secret store the next day, prosecutors said as she was charged with murder...

Jul 30, 2015

New No. 2 Named in NY Senate After Libous Conviction

New No. 2 Named in NY Senate After Libous Conviction

A veteran lawmaker from Syracuse has been named deputy majority leader of the New York state Senate after the previous No. 2 ranking lawmaker was convicted of lying to the FBI.

Jul 30, 2015

Ex-NY Senate Leader, Son Heading to Trial on Corruption Charges

Ex-NY Senate Leader, Son Heading to Trial on Corruption Charges

A former state Senate leader is set to go to trial this fall on charges he sold his office for the sake of his adult son.

Jul 29, 2015

NY School Administrator Pleads Guilty to Child Porn Charges

NY School Administrator Pleads Guilty to Child Porn Charges

Authorities say a Long Island school administrator has pleaded guilty to federal child pornography charges.

About

Chief Investigative Reporter Jonathan Dienst brings you the latest information and exclusive stories about crime, corruption and counterterrorism.
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 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.

See more Documents
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.

See more Mob Busts