According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, a former special agent with Homeland Security Investigations was found guilty by a federal jury of over a dozen federal charges of accepting cash payments and other benefits to assist an organized crime-linked person.
Felix Cisneros was found guilty of 30 felony offenses including conspiracy to commit bribery of a public official, bribery, over two-dozen counts of money laundering, and two counts of subscribing to false tax returns. After the verdict, Cisneros was remanded into federal custody.
In his five-day jury trial, it was proven that Cisneros accepted cash, checks, private jet travel, luxury hotel stays, meals, and other items starting in September 2015. Cisneros received approximately $100,000 in checks and gifts from a confidential informant. In exchange for payments, Cisneros conducted a series of acts requested by the informant that can only be performed with the department of justice resources.
Cisneros is scheduled to be sentenced on August 1 before the Honorable R. Gary Klausner. Cisneros faces a statutory maximum of 20 years in federal prison for each money laundering count.
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