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

Oct 14, 2014

Man Posed as Guest at CT Wedding, Stole Gifts: Cops

Man Posed as Guest at CT Wedding, Stole Gifts: Cops

Police are asking for help to find the man who posed as a guest at a Westport, Connecticut wedding and stole a newlywed couple’s wedding gifts.

Oct 10, 2014

Dad Admits Stabbing Wife, Young Daughters to Death

Dad Admits Stabbing Wife, Young Daughters to Death

The Queens man accused of stabbing his wife and their two young daughters to death in a jealous rage over photos of the mother with another man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter charges in exchange for less...

Oct 10, 2014

Ex-NuHealth Executive Indicted on Misconduct Charges

Ex-NuHealth Executive Indicted on Misconduct Charges

A former executive for NuHealth, which runs a publicly funded health facilities in Nassau County, has been indicted on official misconduct charges for allegedly awarding a five-year contract to a favored vendor...

Oct 10, 2014

Human Bones Found in Brooklyn Yard After Tip: Sources

Human Bones Found in Brooklyn Yard After Tip: Sources

Bones confirmed to be human remains were recovered from a Brooklyn backyard where investigators, acting on a tip, began digging Thursday, according to law enforcement sources.

Oct 10, 2014

FDNY Captain Denies Molesting Relatives in Hollywood

FDNY Captain Denies Molesting Relatives in Hollywood

An FDNY captain charged with molesting two boys -- relatives, according to prosecutors -- in Hollywood, California, has pleaded not guilty to six felony counts of lewd acts on a child under 14.

Oct 10, 2014

Abduction Couple Face Charges Involving More Kids

Abduction Couple Face Charges Involving More Kids

A couple accused of kidnapping two young Amish sisters from an upstate New York farm in August and sexually abusing them are facing additional federal charges involving more child victims, prosecutors said...

Oct 8, 2014

Cop Accused of Holding Woman on Bed, Having Sex With Her

Cop Accused of Holding Woman on Bed, Having Sex With Her

A seven-year NYPD veteran faces aggravated sexual assault charges for allegedly pushing a drunk woman to a bed in an Atlantic City, New Jersey, hotel room and holding her there while he had sex with her,...

Oct 9, 2014

Mom: I Didn't Force Meds Down 8-Year-Old Son's Throat

Mom: I Didn't Force Meds Down 8-Year-Old Son's Throat

A pharmaceuticals millionaire charged with killing her developmentally disabled son in a deluxe hotel room told jurors Wednesday that she didn't force drugs down his throat, as prosecutors maintain.

Oct 7, 2014

Eric Garner Family Files Notice for $75M Civil Suit

Eric Garner Family Files Notice for $75M Civil Suit

The family of Eric Garner has filed a notice of claim to sue the city and the NYPD for $75 million, alleging that "negligence, recklessness and carelessness" on the part of police resulted in his chokehold death...

Oct 7, 2014

NYPD Investigating Molestation Complaint vs. "7th Heaven" Dad

NYPD Investigating Molestation Complaint vs. "7th Heaven" Dad

A 54-year-old woman has filed a complaint with the NYPD alleging Stephen Collins, the actor who played the pastor father in "7th Heaven," molested her 40 years ago.

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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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