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

Sep 30, 2014

Stabbing Suspect Shot, Killed by Police in Brooklyn: NYPD

Stabbing Suspect Shot, Killed by Police in Brooklyn: NYPD

A stabbing suspect was shot and killed by police as officers responded to a 911 call for an assault inside a Brooklyn apartment building, authorities say.

Sep 30, 2014

FDNY Captain Accused of Molesting Boys

FDNY Captain Accused of Molesting Boys

A veteran FDNY captain has been charged with molesting two young boys while he was in California earlier this month, according to a criminal complaint.

Sep 29, 2014

Grand Jury Begins Hearing Eric Garner Case Evidence

Grand Jury Begins Hearing Eric Garner Case Evidence

A grand jury began hearing evidence Monday to determine whether there will be criminal charges in the chokehold death of an unarmed Staten Island man whose videotaped confrontation with police sparked...

Sep 29, 2014

Iraq President: I Don't Know Anything About Alleged Threat

Iraq President: I Don't Know Anything About Alleged Threat

The president of Iraq said Friday he has no information about an alleged ISIS plot targeting the United States, a day after his prime minister said the country's intelligence operation uncovered a...

Sep 26, 2014

No Evidence of Any Threat to NYC: Mayor, NYPD

No Evidence of Any Threat to NYC: Mayor, NYPD

There is no evidence of any new, specific threat to New York City's subway system, according to intelligence sources asked about potential developments after the Associated Press reported the Iraqi...

Sep 25, 2014

Retired NYPD Detective Confronted by Ex-Prisoners

Retired NYPD Detective Confronted by Ex-Prisoners

A retired NYPD detective whose investigative tactics have come under scrutiny as part of a review into old convictions in Brooklyn was confronted in court Wednesday by two men who were jailed due in part to his...

Sep 25, 2014

NY, NJ to Coordinate Anti-Terror Efforts Amid Threat

NY, NJ to Coordinate Anti-Terror Efforts Amid Threat

New York and New Jersey have agreed to coordinate intelligence-gathering and information-sharing as part of a plan to step up security in the wake of terror threats overseas.

Sep 24, 2014

"Jersey Shore" Star Indicted on Tax Fraud Charges

"Jersey Shore" Star Indicted on Tax Fraud Charges

A former "Jersey Shore" star and his brother have pleaded not guilty to federal tax charges.

Sep 23, 2014

No GPS Monitoring for Sex Crimes Pre-2007: Court

No GPS Monitoring for Sex Crimes Pre-2007: Court

More than 100 convicted sex offenders who have served their prison sentences could be taken off GPS monitoring devices after New Jersey's Supreme Court ruled Monday that the state can't subject them...

Sep 19, 2014

Ex-Manager of Famed NJ Diner Sentenced in Murder Plot

Ex-Manager of Famed NJ Diner Sentenced in Murder Plot

The former manager of a famous northern New Jersey diner was sentenced to eight years in prison Friday for plotting to kill the co-owner of the restaurant, who is his uncle by marriage.

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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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