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

Friday, Feb 26, 2016

Ex-Suffolk Police Chief Mulls Plea Deal in Alleged Beating

Ex-Suffolk Police Chief Mulls Plea Deal in Alleged Beating

Federal prosecutors have offered a plea deal to a former suburban New York police chief charged with beating a suspect and then coercing officers to lie about it.

Monday, Feb 1, 2016

Truck Driver Indicted in Tracy Morgan Crash to Be Arraigned

Truck Driver Indicted in Tracy Morgan Crash to Be Arraigned

The truck driver accused of crashing into a limo van carrying Tracy Morgan, killing one man and severely injuring the comedian, is scheduled to be arraigned in New Jersey.

Friday, Jan 29, 2016

Music Teacher Who Raped Girl at Piano Lessons Gets Prison

Music Teacher Who Raped Girl at Piano Lessons Gets Prison

A 64-year-old northern New Jersey music teacher convicted of raping an 8-year-old girl is heading to prison.

Friday, Jan 29, 2016

Murder Conviction in Staten Island Home Invasion

Murder Conviction in Staten Island Home Invasion

Prosecutors say a man suspected of burglarizing a home on Staten Island and stabbing the owners when they interrupted him has been convicted of murder.

Thursday, Jan 28, 2016

Long Island Man Sentenced for $35M Fraud

Long Island Man Sentenced for $35M Fraud

A Long Island man was sentenced Thursday to 15 years in prison for a $35 million fraud that a judge said wrecked investors' lives.

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016

$14M of Heroin Found Stuffed in Truck Axles in Queens

$14M of Heroin Found Stuffed in Truck Axles in Queens

Authorities say they seized $14 million worth of heroin during a traffic stop in Queens Tuesday night.

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016

Man Kills Girlfriend, Wounds Downstairs Neighbor in Shootings: NYPD

Man Kills Girlfriend, Wounds Downstairs Neighbor in Shootings: NYPD

Two women were shot, one fatally, in Queens Tuesday morning in what police say may have stemmed from some sort of domestic dispute.

Thursday, Jan 21, 2016

Man Named in Anonymous Cop Shooting Tip Won't Be Charged

Man Named in Anonymous Cop Shooting Tip Won't Be Charged

A man who an anonymous tipster claimed had pledged his allegiance to ISIS and was planning to shoot police officers in New York and Philadelphia has turned himself in to police, law enforcement sources tell NBC...

Friday, Jan 15, 2016

More Time Needed to Investigate Gang Rape Case, Prosecutors Say

More Time Needed to Investigate Gang Rape Case, Prosecutors Say

Prosecutors investigating an 18-year-old woman's report of being gang raped by five teenage boys in a Brooklyn playground last week have told a judge they need more time to gather evidence before they decide...

Friday, Jan 15, 2016

4 of 5 Teens in Gang Rape Case to Be Released Without Bail

4 of 5 Teens in Gang Rape Case to Be Released Without Bail

Four of the five teenage boys charged in the alleged gang rape of a 18-year-old woman in a Brooklyn park last week will be released from jail without bail, Brooklyn's top prosecutor said.

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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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