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

Apr 14, 2014

Jurors Chosen in NY Trial of Egyptian Imam

Jurors Chosen in NY Trial of Egyptian Imam

A jury of eight men and four women was chosen in New York City for the trial of an Egyptian Islamic preacher extradited from Great Britain on charges he conspired to support al-Qaida.

Apr 14, 2014

School Janitor Accused of Raping Teen in School

School Janitor Accused of Raping Teen in School

A janitor at a school in Brooklyn is accused of raping a 17-year-old girl inside the school where he worked, police say.

Apr 14, 2014

Conn. Teen Phoned Threat to Columbine: Cops

Conn. Teen Phoned Threat to Columbine: Cops

Before she was arrested on allegations of planning to shoot up two high schools, a Connecticut teenager was suspected of making threats against Columbine High School in Colorado.

Apr 11, 2014

NYC EMT Arrested for Alleged Weapons Cache

NYC EMT Arrested for Alleged Weapons Cache

A New York City EMT was arrested after officers responding to a domestic dispute at his Brooklyn home found incendiary devices and other weapons, police say. Authorities say 29-year-old Victor Cadicamo...

Apr 10, 2014

5 Accused in Drug Ring That Used Day Care as Cover

5 Accused in Drug Ring That Used Day Care as Cover

Five alleged drug traffickers are under arrest and accused of stashing drugs, cash and guns in homes where day care businesses operated and children played.

Apr 10, 2014

No Prosecution in NYC Jaywalking Arrest

No Prosecution in NYC Jaywalking Arrest

The elderly Manhattan man who claimed that he was injured by police officers during a jaywalking arrest earlier this year won't face prosecution, according to a family representative.

Apr 10, 2014

Brooklyn Woman Admits ID Theft of More Than $500,000

Brooklyn Woman Admits ID Theft of More Than $500,000

A 29-year-old Brooklyn woman is facing prison time and hefty fines for stealing more than a half-million dollars using counterfeit credit cards.

Apr 10, 2014

Body Found Behind Long Island Grocery Store: Police

Body Found Behind Long Island Grocery Store: Police

Homicide detectives are investigating after a body was found behind a grocery store on Long Island late Wednesday, police say.

Apr 11, 2014

Worker Finds Child Porn on Laptop Brought for Repair

Worker Finds Child Porn on Laptop Brought for Repair

A 61-year-old man was arrested after he brought his laptop to a Best Buy and a technician found "very disturbing" sexually explicit photographs of young girls on the computer, authorities said.

Apr 9, 2014

Police Raid NYC Drug Ring Accused in Murders

Police Raid NYC Drug Ring Accused in Murders

Dozens of suspects were arrested Tuesday in a multi-agency raid of an alleged drug ring in the Bronx believed to be responsible for trafficking narcotics that reached a SUNY campus upstate and had...

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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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