Teacher called himself ‘Bird King,’ ran Bronx cockfighting ring

Uneasy lies a conduct that wears a Bird King’s crown.

Self-described “Bird King” Hector Cruz a city clergyman collared Jan. 31 for allegedly using a Bronx cockfighting plantation has copped to an animal gratification charge, a Daily News has learned.

Cruz pleaded guilty on Jun 8 to a singular sovereign count, “attending an animal fighting venue,” justice papers reveal.

As partial of Cruz’s defence deal, prosecutors will suggest a judgment of adult to 6 months behind bars.

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The limit judgment for a assign is one year in prison, according to justice docs.

Cruz has also concluded to pledge “any and all roosters, hens, baby chickens, and eggs” seized in propinquity to his arrest, defence agreement papers say.

Cruz, who had taught ESL during Public School 211, couldn’t immediately be reached for comment, though had pronounced after his detain that a allegations were “just rabble talk.”

His counsel declined comment.

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Education Department officials pronounced Cruz, who started operative in city schools in 1996, was reassigned to an executive core after his Jan detain though continues to pull his $108,251 salary.

Education Department officials wouldn’t contend when Cruz would lapse to a classroom or if he was confronting disciplinary movement over his rapist acts.

“This function is unsuitable and Mr. Cruz was reassigned in Feb tentative a fortitude of his rapist case,” pronounced Education Department orator Michael Aciman.

The Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s Office, that prosecuted a case, declined to comment.

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NYPD cops schooled about Cruz’s avian antics in Feb 2016 following a 311 news about roosters in a backyard.

The 59-year-old “voluntarily supposing a NYPD officers with a debate of a backyard of a Bronx Rooster Farm, that housed approximately 40 to 45 roosters and/or hens of opposite ages,” a Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s bureau alleged.

Roosters outnumbered a hens and were “dubbed” — a cockfighting tenure that means these birds are “groomed or lame in graphic ways,” prosecutors pronounced after Cruz’s arrest.

Cruz also boasted about bird-based bloodsport on amicable media, blabbing about “his success in fighting roosters … his tenure of roosters famous for their cockfighting ability … a sale and conveyance of roosters famous for their cockfighting ability … and a income he creates from owning and offered roosters,” justice papers claimed.

Cruz’s amicable media hoop was “‘Rajah Khan’ … a play on difference that means, in sum and substance, ‘Bird King,’” authorities said.

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