FBI Arrests 8 NYC Cops in Massive Prostitution Ring, 30 More Cops in Question
News Broke on Wednesday that the FBI and the NYPD Internal Affairs Bureau arrested seven current or former NYC cops for their involvement in a large scale prostitution ring. A source told the New York Post that 30 more police officers are being targeted for questioning or possible arrest.
The officers were arraigned on Thursday and face charges of corruption, promoting prostitution and official misconduct. Seven of the eight arrested were on active duty, while the one retired cop, Detective Ludwin Paz, was a former vice detective.
The arrests followed a three-year investigation after “a member of the department suspected illegal activity by other members of the department and reported to Internal Affairs,” a source told the NY Post.
The investigation centered around the Brooklyn South Narcotics building which was on lock-down yesterday as the arrests were made. Investigators also stormed the 72nd Precinct in Sunset Park, a neighborhood also in Brooklyn.
The initial focus on the investigation was a series of brothels reportedly under police protection on Roosevelt Avenue in Queens and in Sunset Park. Hempstead, Long Island is also possibly another location where officers set up brothels.
The scope of the investigation spread out over the three years and encompassed thousands of hours of surveillance and undercover work and multiple wire-taps.
“Today, those who swore an oath and then betrayed it have felt the consequences of that infidelity,” NYPD Police Commissioner James O’Neill said of the busts.
“The people of this Department are rightly held to the highest standard, and should they fail to meet it, the penalty will be swift and severe.”
At least 40 civilians have also been arrested according to a NY Post source.
Detective Paz is additionally suspected of running illegal gambling rings out of beauty salons in other locations. Investigators believe Paz exploited his experience as a vice detective to set up the gambling and prostitution rings.
The New York Post reported police sources identified those arrested, and their charges, as:
Sgt. Carlos Cruz, 69th Precinct Det. Squad, enterprise corruption; Sgt. Louis Failla, Queens Evidence Collection Team, official misconduct; Sgt. Cliff Nieves, Transit Bureau Investigation, promoting prostitution; PO Steven Nieves, 84th Precinct, promoting prostitution; PO Giancarlo Raspanti, 109th Precinct, official misconduct; Det. Gionanny Rojas-Acosta, Criminal Investigation Division Training, enterprise corruption; Det. Rene Samaniego, Brooklyn South Vice, enterprise corruption.
More thug cops?
New York is corrupt, even the police officers…. not surprised!!
Good the crooked cops need to be takin. Down
Just like crooked politicians
…the oldest profession…
Well , look at Their example ‘s !
Whos surprised ? Trump applauds this thug behavior
It’s not just NY, it’s everywhere. I was a volunteer at a program for at risk girls in Oakland years ago and one of them told me that her pimp was an Oakland police officer. He took her to Vegas and kept her for 3 years before he let her even call her mother.
in trump tower?
Yet, these are the people everyone screams that they need to be respected
Why are they not showing their Faces
GOOD QUESTION YOUNG LADY…
Well well well if the CLOWN can do it why not them! Now those are the rotten apples get rid of them now! Straight to fucking jail!
Prostitution should be legalized and taken off the streets? Women should see Doctors on a regular basis and shown respect if they choose that profession.
Yes fuck dirty pigs!!! ??
Get All the Rotten ones out! Lock them up!
Who profits off of vice are the one’s running the rackets.
What the hell! And they ask for respect…bad apples in the barrel.
Take a knee!
Even the Cops are being arrested for massive prostitution ring. Lord have mercy.
NONE WILL BE SPARED. TRUST THE PLAN. WWG1WGA!
DRAIN THE DANG SWAMPS
Really! Well who would of guessed
Not surprised that right now with pence Ryan and McConnell and your truly trump love this shit. New York had the biggest problem in American history of policemen. They arrest you but not themselves. Show and names should be showing. They are dirty cops bullying too killing the people. And trump and friends with Russia walk in on Americans land by dictators. Lock him up for treason, and show and names should be showing
Very good work
Yes She Can – 2018
AND HERE I WAS TO BELIEVE THAT ALL WERE DOING THE DUTY THEY WERE SWORN TI DO.
Not many of our officials are honest if the police are corrupt!
That’s what happens when the cops took over Craigslist
…the ‘Mob’ in blue!
They’ll probably get paid time off for this. Remember the “blue wall of silence”
Pretty pathetic !!!
No institution is sacred.
Trumpanzee on film
This has to stop somewhere if you see a crime get involved don’t just stand back
Lock them up
The blue gangs!
The are mob boss whip it up.
So glad someone found some sauce on this
Only 8! There’s more!