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

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...

Apr 9, 2014

Girl, 13, Groped on Subway, Then Followed Out of Station: Cops

Girl, 13, Groped on Subway, Then Followed Out of Station: Cops

Police are looking for a man who groped a 13-year-old girl on a Bronx-bound subway train late last month.

Apr 9, 2014

Man Stole Long Island Girlfriend's Cash, Jewelry: Police

Man Stole Long Island Girlfriend's Cash, Jewelry: Police

Police arrested a Manhattan man who they say stole more than $20,000 in jewelry and $15,000 cash from his girlfriend's safe while she was away from her Long Island home.

Apr 8, 2014

Newark Man Acquitted in Murder of 5 Missing Teens Sues

Newark Man Acquitted in Murder of 5 Missing Teens Sues

A New Jersey man who was acquitted of murder charges in one of the state's longest-running cold cases is suing those he says put him on trial.

Apr 8, 2014

Man Wanted to Fly Drone Bombs Into School, Building: Feds

Man Wanted to Fly Drone Bombs Into School, Building: Feds

A Moroccan national was detained without bail in Connecticut after FBI agents discovered his plot to fly bombs on drone-like devices made out of radio-controlled airplanes into a school and a federal...

Apr 8, 2014

Upstate NY Robbery, Beating Suspect Arrested in NYC: Police

Upstate NY Robbery, Beating Suspect Arrested in NYC: Police

One of three upstate men who beat and stripped a victim during a robbery late last year was arrested early Monday in the Bronx, state police say.

Apr 8, 2014

Handcuffed Suspect Escapes Custody in Brooklyn: NYPD

Handcuffed Suspect Escapes Custody in Brooklyn: NYPD

Police are searching for a handcuffed suspect who escaped from a police car that was parked in Brooklyn Monday evening.

Apr 9, 2014

Innocent Man Freed After 25 Years in Prison

Innocent Man Freed After 25 Years in Prison

An innocent man who spent nearly a quarter century in prison for a murder he did not commit walked out of a Brooklyn courtroom with his freedom and his mother by his side Tuesday.

Apr 9, 2014

NYPD Answering Calls for Help in Haiti

NYPD Answering Calls for Help in Haiti

Every day, Cleavens Dechatelier puts on the NYPD uniform, not to his usual precinct in Manhattan but to patrol the streets of Port-au-Prince in Haiti 1,500 miles away, along with five other officers.

Apr 8, 2014

Convicted Sex Offender on Run for Decades Caught in Pa.

Convicted Sex Offender on Run for Decades Caught in Pa.

The New Jersey State Police say they've arrested a man on the state's "most wanted" list who has been on the run for more than two decades.

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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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