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New York police officer caught running prostitution ring and pimping out young women

By Mason White 11:30 AM February 4, 2016
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By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) A police officer with the New York Police Department (NYPD), was fired after officials learned that he had a side job as a pimp.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) said that 33-year-old Eduardo Cornejo, was seen transporting women to work as prostitutes in hotels in Staten Island, Long Island, the Bronx and New Jersey.

Cornejo was an 11-year veteran of the NYPD. He was assigned to the 79th Precinct in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.

Federal agents followed Cornejo, after receiving an anonymous tip that he was pimping out several young women. He was fired from the department after failing a drug test.

“Rather than seeking to stop crime, the defendant promoted prostitution and profited from his exploitation of women,” Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Robert Capers said.