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

Dec 7, 2018

Judge Grants NYC Ice Bucket Sisters Protection From Cardi B

Judge Grants NYC Ice Bucket Sisters Protection From Cardi B

Cardi B showed up for her postponed New York City arraignment Friday, avoiding a bench warrant for her arrest that a judge had threatened to issue after a no-show earlier in the week.

May 7, 2015

Exclusive: NYPD Hatchet Attack Survivors Talk to News 4

Exclusive:  NYPD Hatchet Attack Survivors Talk to News 4

The four officers who were attacked in Queens last October speak exclusively to News 4's Jonathan Dienst.

Dec 6, 2018

Woman Charged in 'Nightmare' Grave Desecration at Cemetery

Woman Charged in 'Nightmare' Grave Desecration at Cemetery

A former cemetery caretaker has been arrested in connection with the desecration of dozens of graves at the Connecticut burial ground she and her husband oversaw for decades, tossing bones into the woods...

Dec 6, 2018

Officer in Eric Garner Death Case to Face Disciplinary Trial

Officer in Eric Garner Death Case to Face Disciplinary Trial

An NYPD officer accused in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man will face a departmental disciplinary trial next May - nearly five years after the man's pleas of "I can't breathe" became a rallying...

Dec 5, 2018

'Oh My God': Disturbing 911 Calls From Mansion Fire Released

'Oh My God': Disturbing 911 Calls From Mansion Fire Released

One of the neighbors who reported the Colts Neck mansion fire last month made a grisly discovery when he reached the property, according to a 911 call.

Dec 5, 2018

Pagans Biker Gets Life in Murder-for-Hire of NJ Radio Show Host

Pagans Biker Gets Life in Murder-for-Hire of NJ Radio Show Host

A man convicted in the slaying of a New Jersey radio show host in an alleged plot to prevent her from exposing a drug ring will spend the rest of his life behind bars.

Dec 5, 2018

Man Guilty in Hofstra Grad's Killing Sentenced to 25 to Life

Man Guilty in Hofstra Grad's Killing Sentenced to 25 to Life

The adopted son of famed jeweler who was found guilty in the brutal 2016 murder of a Hofstra grad after a night of partying has been sentenced Wednesday — and could spend the rest of his life behind bars.

Dec 4, 2018

Man Gets Life Sentence for Killing Wife With Daughter's Help

Man Gets Life Sentence for Killing Wife With Daughter's Help

A 48-year-old New Jersey man will spend the rest of his life in prison without possibility of parole for strangling his ex-wife in upstate New York with the help of his college student daughter.

Dec 4, 2018

‘El Chapo’ Consort Who Changed Face Testifies About Killings

‘El Chapo’ Consort Who Changed Face Testifies About Killings

A key government witness at the U.S. trial of the alleged Mexican drug lord known as "El Chapo" has testified about the cold-blooded killings committed to further his own narcotics empire.

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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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