Former Fed gets a decade behind bars for taking bribes from the Mob

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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney’s Office

Central District of California


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, November 21, 2022

Former Federal Agent Sentenced to More Than 10 Years in Prison for Accepting Bribes to Help Figure Associated with Organized Crime

LOS ANGELES– A former special agent with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) was sentenced today to 121months in federal prison for accepting cash payments and other benefits to help an organized crime-linked person, including taking official action designed to help two foreign nationals gain entry into the United States.

Felix Cisneros Jr., 48, of Murrieta, was sentenced by United States District Judge R. Gary Klausner, who also ordered him to pay a fine of $30,000. Judge Klausner also entered a forfeiture order of $133,000 against Cisneros.

On May 3, at the conclusion of a five-day trial, a federal jury found Cisneros guilty of 30 felonies: one count of conspiracy to commit…

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