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Jonathan Dienst

Jonathan Dienst is chief justice contributor for NBC News and chief investigative reporter for WNBC-TV in New York.

Jonathan Dienst is chief justice contributor for NBC News and chief investigative reporter for WNBC-TV in New York.

Latest from Jonathan Dienst

3d ago

Capitol Police prepare for possible protests if Trump is indicted

The U.S. Capitol Police will be taking security precautions in case there are demonstrations over an indictment of former President Donald Trump.

Robert Costello, Michael Cohen’s former legal adviser, to appear before Trump grand jury

Robert Costello, Michael Cohen's former legal adviser, said that he will appear before the Trump grand jury investigating a hush money payment to Stormy Daniels.

Law enforcement agencies are prepping for a possible Trump indictment as early as next week

Local, state, and federal law enforcement and security agencies are preparing for the possibility that former president Donald Trump could be indicted as early as next week, according to five senior officials.
8d ago

Chinese billionaire and associate of Steve Bannon arrested in $1 billion fraud conspiracy, officials say

Exiled Chinese billionaire Guo Wengui, an associate of former Trump White House adviser Steve Bannon, was arrested by federal authorities in New York on Wednesday morning, accused of orchestrating a $1 billion fraud scheme, prosecutors announced.

Justice Department and SEC open probes into Silicon Valley Bank's collapse, sources say

The Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission have opened investigations into last week's collapse of Silicon Valley Bank.

U.S. Marshals Service suffers 'major' security breach that compromises sensitive information, senior law enforcement officials say

The U.S. Marshals Service suffered a security breach, with sensitive data taken from one of its systems just over a week ago.

Justice Department is seizing $75 million in real estate tied to Russian oligarch 

The Justice Department’s “Operation KleptoCapture” is seeking to seize luxury real-estate in Miami, the Hamptons and New York City, worth roughly $75 million and belonging to Russian oligarch Viktor Vekselberg, court documents show.
38d ago

1 dead after U-Haul truck hits and injures 9 people in a ‘violent rampage’ in Brooklyn, police say

One person has died after a U-Haul truck hit and injured nine people, including a police officer, in a "violent rampage" Monday across Brooklyn, New York City police said.
41d ago

Arrest made and another suspect sought in death of New Jersey kindergarten teacher found in shallow grave

An arrest has been made in connection with the death of Luz Hernandez, a New Jersey kindergarten teacher who was found in a shallow grave, according to the Hudson County Prosecutor's office.

New York prosecutors convene grand jury in Trump hush money probe

Prosecutors in New York have convened a grand jury in their investigation into hush money paid to an adult film star who said she'd slept with Donald Trump.

Ex-FBI official arrested for alleged money laundering, violating Russia sanctions, taking money from former foreign agent

Charles McGonigal, ex-head of counterintel for the FBI in New York, was arrested for money laundering, violating Russia sanctions, and taking money from a foreign national.