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

Jan 12, 2015

Newark Man Sentenced in Stomping Death

Newark Man Sentenced in Stomping Death

A Newark man convicted last year on murder charges in the stomping death of a former friend has been sentenced to 50 years in state prison.

Jan 12, 2015

Man Indicted on Murder Charge in Subway Push

Man Indicted on Murder Charge in Subway Push

The 34-year-old man who allegedly pushed a stranger in front of a moving Bronx subway train two months ago, killing him as his wife looked on in horror, was indicted Monday on murder and manslaughter charges...

Jan 13, 2015

New Reward in Cold Case of NJ Girl Killed on Way Home

New Reward in Cold Case of NJ Girl Killed on Way Home

Investigators in New Jersey are hoping a new reward for information in a cold case murder will help them solve the mystery of who killed a high school senior on her way home from her job 16 years ago.

Jan 12, 2015

We Have Informant in Etan Patz Case: Prosecutors

We Have Informant in Etan Patz Case: Prosecutors

An informant has emerged as a down-to-the-wire witness against the suspect in the infamous missing-child case of Etan Patz, prosecutors revealed Monday.

Jan 12, 2015

Still No ID on Man Found Washed Ashore in NJ

Still No ID on Man Found Washed Ashore in NJ

Police are asking for the public's help identifying a man whose body washed ashore in Monmouth County in New Jersey over a year ago.

Jan 12, 2015

School Knew Accused Sex Teacher Was Inappropriate: Suit

School Knew Accused Sex Teacher Was Inappropriate: Suit

A Brooklyn high school knew that a 44-year-old teacher accused of sexually preying on students had been arrested on assault charges before he was hired by the school and that the man acted inappropriately around...

Jan 12, 2015

NYPD Officers "Going Back to Work" After Slowdown: Bratton

NYPD Officers "Going Back to Work" After Slowdown: Bratton

Mayor de Blasio says the numbers appear to be "moving in the right direction" following his police commissioner's admission that there appeared to be a system-wide NYPD slowdown in the wake of the Eric...

Jan 9, 2015

Hedge Fund Founder's Son Indicted in Dad's Manhattan Slay

Hedge Fund Founder's Son Indicted in Dad's Manhattan Slay

A hedge fund founder's son has been indicted in connection with his father's shooting death on the Upper East Side.

Jan 9, 2015

No Charges for Teen Accused of Facebook Threat on NYPD

No Charges for Teen Accused of Facebook Threat on NYPD

A grand jury has refused to indict an 18-year-old accused of making a terrorist threat by posting a Facebook photo of a gunman shooting at a police car on the same day two officers were killed.

Jan 8, 2015

Decapitations Suspect Sentenced for Robberies

Decapitations Suspect Sentenced for Robberies

A Jersey City charged with murdering and decapitating two men has been sentenced to prison for two unrelated robberies.

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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 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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