Federal authorities have released information regarding a recently fired NYPD police officer who moonlighted as the leader of a prostitution ring. Officer Eduardo Cornejo, a veteran with the force, lived out his double life while on the job and used his patrol car to shuttle hookers to service johns.
The New York Post reports:
Eduardo Cornejo, an ex-Marine whose wife is a cop, used his personal car to ferry the prostitutes to hot-sheets motels around the area — charging johns $100 for 15 minutes and $150 for 30 minutes, officials said.
The 11-year veteran was well aware of the risks he was taking, according to a wiretap made while Cornejo was talking with several women in a car Jan. 21.
“That might make it hot though, standing outside with a bunch of girls. … [The cops] are going to know what’s up real quick,” he allegedly warned them.
Cornejo, 33, had been fired from the department last month after smoking pot and failing a drug test — and busted for prostitution Tuesday at the Nissan dealership where he had just taken a job.
According to a report from Gawker, Cornejo was a 10-year and was under investigation by the FBI and the NYPD’s Internal Affairs division. Cornejo’s double-life was first placed on the department’s radar last year and the joint investigation had been ongoing since.
Cornejo made the women who worked under him to charge $100 for 15, $150 for 30 minutes and an extra $50 for oral sex.
The shamed officer was arraigned on Tuesday and held without bail ahead of a hearing to be held today.