Female crime boss who ran £250k-a-year prostitute ring and boasted about her lavish lifestyle is jailed


A CRIME boss ran a £250,000-a-year prostitution ring and boasted about her lavish lifestyle. 

Catalina Cojocaru, 37, wrote “f*ck me I’m brilliant” in her diary after seven women made £900 through forced sex in a day. 

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Catalina Cojocaru boasted about her prostitute crime ringCredit: instagram/cojocaru.catalina84
She wrote "f*ck me I'm brilliant" in her diary

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She wrote “f*ck me I’m brilliant” in her diaryCredit: instagram/cojocaru.catalina84
Cojocaru and boyfriend Jamie Dunn, who was also involved in the ring

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Cojocaru and boyfriend Jamie Dunn, who was also involved in the ringCredit: Instagram
They raked in £250,000 a year by exploiting vulnerable women

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They raked in £250,000 a year by exploiting vulnerable womenCredit: Instagram

She visited five-star hotels, dined in luxury restaurants and visited lavish places across the world with boyfriend Jamie Dunn, 42, as a result of the earnings.

And her brother Andrei, also involved in the ring, has been on at least 12 luxury holidays to destinations including Thailand, North Africa and the Dominican Republic.

Women earned up to £1,640 per day and the gang took half between November 2015 and January 2017.

Cojocaru, who acted as their “boss”, told them to “look their best”, “look sexy” and wear make-up when taking semi-naked photograph.

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She smuggled them into Britain, forced them to have sex in brothels across the Midlands with long hours and ran the daily operation.

Facebook photos show her and Dunn staying at The Montcalm Hotel in Marble Arch, London, in December. Prices go up to £562 per night for a double room.

They also visited Michelin star chef Marco Pierre White’s restaurant in Leicester Square on the same trip.

In a separate trip, they visited The Point restaurant in the Haven Hotel in Poole, Dorset, where main meals cost up to £38.

Cojocaru sourced the women, mainly from Romania, organised their transport and accommodation and had daily contact with them while keeping records of takings.

Dunn ensured a constant supply of women with online adverts, spending £11,000 on just advertising sexual services.

His elderly dad Martin Dunn, 74, paid for their plane tickets and helped to collect them from the airport.

Meanwhile Cojocaru’s brother Andrei manned the brothel phones while arranging meetings between the women and clients. He also helped collect the trafficked women from airports.

Police arrested the married couple, who have two children, in January when they raided their home in posh Lower Harlestone, Northampton. Homes in the area go for up to £900,000.

Judge Rebecca Crane told Cojocaru at Northampton crown court: “You exploited the labour of others for substantial financial gain and the business would have continued if it were not for police intervention.”

They both admitted crimes under the modern slavery act. Cojocaru was jailed for three years and nine months while Dunn got four years and nine months on Tuesday.

Dunn Snr got a 12-month community order and 100 hours unpaid work for acquiring criminal property after coming into a large sum of money following a house sale.

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Andrei Cojocaru, also of Northampton, was handed one year in prison, suspended for 14 months plus 150 hours of unpaid work for conspiring to control prostitution for gain.

Northampton Police’s Detective Inspector Carrie Powers said they “exploited vulnerable women with the false promise of a better life in the UK”.

The couple pictured on holiday in Portugal in 2017

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The couple pictured on holiday in Portugal in 2017Credit: Instagram
Prostitute ring boss Catalina Cojocaru boasted about her lavish lifestyle

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Prostitute ring boss Catalina Cojocaru boasted about her lavish lifestyleCredit: SWNS
Boyfriend Jamie Dunn ensured a constant supply of women

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Boyfriend Jamie Dunn ensured a constant supply of womenCredit: SWNS
Brother Andrei Cojocaru was also involved in the ring

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Brother Andrei Cojocaru was also involved in the ringCredit: Facebook


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