Eduardo Cornejo, a former NYPD police officer formerly accused of shuttling sex workers across the Tri-State after his work shifts, is facing new charges of pimping. Cornejo apparently snitched on himself after taking to Instagram to brag about his recent exploits.
The New York Daily News reports:
Eduardo Cornejo, 34, was hauled into Brooklyn Federal Court on Wednesday accompanied by his parents who had signed his $200,000 bail bond, and he agreed to surrender without contesting the government’s shocking new allegations.
Prosecutors informed Judge Brian Cogan in a letter that the ex-cop was recently tracked in the vicinity of five different hot sheets motels in Staten Island, Queens, and Long Island through GPS monitoring.
“There is no legitimate reason for the defendant to have been at area hotels on the 10 listed occasions other than to promote or patronize prostitutes,” Assistant U.S. Attorneys Kevin Trowel and Alexander Solomon wrote.
As reported by Gothamist, a letter from prosecutors sent to Jude Brian Cogan mentioned evidence including the Instagram post in where they alleged Cornejo was boldly bragging. However, as noted in the News report, Cornejo’s attorney Michael Padden was posting Jay Z’s lyrics from DJ Khaled’s big single, “I Got The Keys.”
Cornejo was fired from the force back in January for failing a random drug test after testing positive for marijuana. Cornejo’s trial for interstate prostitution charges takes place this November and he faces 10 years in prison if convicted of human trafficking.
See what got him caught up, again, on the flip.
Photo: Instagram/U.S. Attorney’s Office