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Feds accuse NYPD cop of moonlighting as a pimp

February 4, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Feds accuse NYPD cop of moonlighting as a pimp

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Authorities have accused an 11-year New York City veteran cop in Brooklyn of working as a part-time pimp, overseeing as many as eleven hookers including a 16-year-old girl.

NYPD officials say, Eduardo Cornejo, who worked at the 79th Precinct, charged men as much as $150 to have sex with the hookers in his stable and would drive the prostitutes in his car to various motels in New York and New Jersey.

Investigators said wiretap conversations with several women in his car on Jan. 21st shows how the former Marine was well aware of the risks he was taking.

“That might make it hot, standing outside with a bunch of girls. … [The cops] are going to know what’s up real quick,” he allegedly warned his sex workers.

The NYPD fired the 33-year-old Cornejo after he was busted for prostitution and for failing a drug test.

Cornejo admitted to federal agents he pimped out hookers but claimed he thought the teen was 17.

“He certainly wasn’t checking their IDs,” said Assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin Trowel.

Cornejo’s endeavors unraveled after the NYPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau and the FBI received a tip last spring that the officer was pimping out women.

Documents unveiled in Brooklyn Federal Courts states how undercover officers witnessed Cornejo negotiating with Johns and transporting young women in his personal vehicle to motels from Long Island to New Jersey.

The former member of the NYPD was stopped by cops for erratic driving after seeing him pimping several women at an East Meadow, ​LI, motel, officials said.

“During the car stop, members of law enforcement observed female attire including thong underwear inside the Cornejo vehicle,” papers state.

The complaint states how Federal law enforcement agents were ordered by a judge ​bug Cornejo’s car last month, which caught him explicitly discussing business about prostitution.

Federal investigators also seized the phone, which contained sexually explicit photos, messages, and videos which confirmed his involvement in the illegal​ prostitution ring.

Cornejo was arraigned on Tuesday. His estranged wife who is a police sergeant was present in court but did not attend his bail hearing on Wednesday when he got subsequently released on $200,000 bail.

His brother who declined to be named had alleged he was being framed in an interview with the New York Post, saying, “He’s always been a good guy, he’s former military. I don’t know where all of this stuff came from,’’ said the sibling, who declined to be named.

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