Esperanza Brooks bragged about her discreet girls and high-end clientele.
But the cheerleading coach turned moonlighting madame name-dropped to the wrong people and landed in jail last week.
Las Vegas police arrested Brooks, 36, and four associates last week after a two-week investigation into the local prostitution ring. The investigation started when a tipster told detectives about a cheerleading coach at Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy who might be running a prostitution service.
When an undercover detective called Brooks, she said her girls were clean and only serviced upscale clients, a police report said. She later boasted that she had more than 40 women working for her and that her clients ranged from basketball star Shaquille O’Neal to a former president, according to the report.
“These are not your average girls. Some of them have worked with Bill Clinton,” Brooks told an undercover officer, according to the report.
Police don’t have any information to prove or disprove Brooks’ clientele claims, Officer Jose Montoya said.
A spokesman for Prism Sports Marketing, which represents O’Neal and Agassi Preparatory, called Brooks a liar.
“It’s disgusting that a person in her position would say the kind of things that she said,” Rob Powers said. “It’s unfair, unwarranted and untrue.”
The detectives had called Brooks and told her they needed three prostitutes for three Asian clients who were coming to Las Vegas. At a May 31 meeting with Brooks and Rashena Rashel Kemp, 30, at the Golden Steer Restaurant, the detectives outlined what their clients wanted and agreed to pay $10,000, according to the report.
Brooks talked business with the undercover detectives while Kemp took notes, the report said.
The parties met or talked several times during the next week to hash out more details, and Brooks later raised the price to $12,000, the report said.
During a June 4 phone call, Brooks told a detective that she couldn’t talk because she was at school, the report said. She called the detective a half-hour later to talk more business.
The detectives met Brooks on the evening of June 7 at Ruth’s Chris Steak House on Flamingo Road and gave her a manila envelope with $12,000 cash. Police then arrested Brooks on charges of pandering and living off the earnings of a prostitute. Kemp was also arrested on charges of conspiracy to commit pandering and living off the earnings of a prostitute.
Meanwhile, another undercover officer met Rachael Alexander, 24, Tiffany Alvord, age unknown, and Rachel Wall, 20, at the Rio and arrested them on charges of soliciting prostitution. They told police they were each making $1,500 in the deal.
After her arrest, Brooks told police she had never done anything like this before, the report said. She also told police she did nothing else to make money and said times had been slow for her husband at the car dealership where he worked.