A Marine veteran and former NYPD cop, moonlighting as a pimp, is accused of “bringing young women to motels from Long Island to New Jersey and actively negotiating with customers.”
33-year old Eduardo Cornejo — an 11-year veteran of the force — whose estranged wife is also a police officer, was allegedly running a prostitution ring while also wearing a badge.
He was reportedly ferrying the 11 women in his ring to cheap motels in the city and suburbs, charging johns $100 for 15 minutes and $150 for 30 minutes, officials said. After renting the rooms, cops say he’d “wait a couple of hours and get his payday.”
Cornejo apparently had over $20,000 in credit card debt and was working most recently as a car salesman.
Back in October 2015, when he was still with the NYPD, cops stopped Cornejo in his personal car for erratic driving. Shortly before stopping him they saw him “pimping several women at an East Meadow, Long Island motel”– the NY Post reports.
A judge gave FBI agents permission to install a bug in Cornejo’s car last month. The listening device, as well as a tracking tool and undercover john finally brought Cornejo down, court papers show.
His brother told The NY Post that Cornejo was being framed. “He’s always been a good guy, he’s former military. I don’t know where all of this stuff came from.”
Cornejo had apparently had problems on the force before. Around 2012, he was moved to the 79th Precinct from the 67th, after getting into an argument with a security guard at Citi Field.
Cornejo was fired last month after failing a drug test. He’s now in jail being held without bond.