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

May 28, 2014

Former NJ Prosecutor, Jail Guards Accused of Smuggling

Former NJ Prosecutor, Jail Guards Accused of Smuggling

A former assistant New Jersey prosecutor and two Department of Corrections officers were arrested by the FBI early Wednesday on federal corruption charges for allegedly smuggling contraband into a county...

May 23, 2014

Boyfriend Arrested in 2003 Murder of Pregnant NYC Woman

Boyfriend Arrested in 2003 Murder of Pregnant NYC Woman

Prosecutors say they've finally solved the 2003 murder of a nine months pregnant Brooklyn woman.

May 22, 2014

Daughter-in-Law Accused in Killing Was After $4M Estate

Daughter-in-Law Accused in Killing Was After $4M Estate

A court document says money was the motive in the killing of an 80-year-old New Yorker whose daughter-in-law has been charged with murder.

May 21, 2014

Daughter-in-Law Accused of Killing NY Activist

Daughter-in-Law Accused of Killing NY Activist

Police say a woman from Florida has been charged with killing her activist mother-in-law in Rockland County.

May 22, 2014

Rabbi, Cops, Nurses Among 70 Arrested in Child Porn Ring

Rabbi, Cops, Nurses Among 70 Arrested in Child Porn Ring

A rabbi, a little league coach, law enforcement and security officers and the mother of an infant are among 70 people arrested for allegedly sharing child pornography images and video online in what authorities...

May 20, 2014

Man Arrested in 2012 Killing of Bronx Girl

Man Arrested in 2012 Killing of Bronx Girl

Police say they've arrested a man in the 2012 killing of a 15-year-old girl in the Bronx.

May 19, 2014

Charges Dropped in Long Island Police Stop Case

Charges Dropped in Long Island Police Stop Case

A Long Island man who said he was beaten and punched by two police officers while being arrested during a traffic stop that was captured on video had the criminal charges against him dropped by a prosecutor...

May 20, 2014

"Blackshades" Malware Ring Taken Down: Feds

"Blackshades" Malware Ring Taken Down: Feds

Federal officials in New York announced on Monday the largest-ever international law enforcement operation targeting a malicious software used to secretly control hundreds of thousands of victims’ computers.

May 20, 2014

53 Pounds of Heroin Seized in Biggest NYC Bust in '14: Officials

53 Pounds of Heroin Seized in Biggest NYC Bust in '14: Officials

Dozens of kilos of heroin were tracked and seized in the past week as federal drug enforcement agents helped the NYPD break up a New York-based drug ring that was a key supplier to Connecticut and other New...

May 20, 2014

Officer Hurt in Blaze That Killed Cop Released From Hospital

Officer Hurt in Blaze That Killed Cop Released From Hospital

The police officer critically hurt responding to the Coney Island apartment building blaze that killed her NYPD partner was released from the hospital Monday, more than a month and a half after the fire...

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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. Jonathan Dienst...

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. And now New...

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 star...

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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