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Friday, Jul 22, 2016

Ex-NYC Correction Boss Pleads Not Guilty to Bribery

Ex-NYC Correction Boss Pleads Not Guilty to Bribery

The former head of New York City's jail guard union has pleaded not guilty in his bribery case.

Friday, Jun 24, 2016

Escort in NYPD Bribery Probe: I Didn't Know They Were Cops

Escort in NYPD Bribery Probe: I Didn't Know They Were Cops

The woman at the center of an NYPD corruption scandal says she will testify if asked to do so in the case against police officers who are facing federal bribery charges along with a Brooklyn businessman.

Monday, Jun 20, 2016

4 NYPD Officers, 2 Others Charged in Corruption Probe

4 NYPD Officers, 2 Others Charged in Corruption Probe

Four NYPD officials — including one who has pleaded guilty to bribery —have been charged along with a pair of businessmen in connection with a federal corruption investigation, according to law enforcement...

Thursday, Jun 9, 2016

NYC Correction Boss Removed From Post After Corruption Bust

NYC Correction Boss Removed From Post After Corruption Bust

The longtime head of New York City's jail guard union has been removed from his post following his arrest on federal corruption charges.

Wednesday, Jun 8, 2016

Correction Boss Busted in Alleged Pension Scam

Correction Boss Busted in Alleged Pension Scam

The FBI has arrested the leader of a powerful city union on corruption charges in an ongoing investigation focusing on the NYPD and City Hall.

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014

11 Alleged Mobsters Busted on Loansharking Charges

11 Alleged Mobsters Busted on Loansharking Charges

Members and associates of one of New York's legendary crime families used check cashing businesses and a Newark restaurant to run a racketeering enterprise that reaped millions of dollars through loansharking...

Tuesday, Apr 16, 2013

Gambling Ring Catering to NYC's High Rollers Busted: Sources

Gambling Ring Catering to NYC's High Rollers Busted: Sources

Teams of FBI agents are making arrests and executing federal search warrants throughout New York City, the metro area and elsewhere in the United States in connection with an extensive illegal gambling...

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2013

Counterfeit Brake Pads Sold to NYC Taxi Operators: FBI

Counterfeit Brake Pads Sold to NYC Taxi Operators: FBI

Dozens of FBI agents raided three warehouses in Queens and New Jersey Tuesday as part of an investigation into the sale of counterfeit auto parts, including tens of thousands of brake pads, to unsuspecting...

Tuesday, Feb 5, 2013

FBI Busts 18 in $200M Fraud, Identity Theft Ring

FBI Busts 18 in $200M Fraud, Identity Theft Ring

Nearly two dozen people face federal charges in connection with a vast fraud and identity theft ring that caused more than $200 million in losses to the financial and credit card industry, NBC 4 New York...

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013

FBI Arrests Dozens of Alleged Mobsters in Extortion Probe

FBI Arrests Dozens of Alleged Mobsters in Extortion Probe

More than two dozen alleged mobsters associated with three of New York's five organized crime families were rounded up by the FBI Wednesday morning in connection with an ongoing investigation into the carting...

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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 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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