Officer accused of helping banned Mexican national enter US

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A veteran U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent has been arrested on suspicion of helping a Mexican national enter the country after that person was banned because of a criminal record.           

The Department of Justice said Thursday that 42-year-old Felix Cisneros will face a felony charge of assisting an inadmissible alien to enter the United States. He could get a maximum of 10 years in prison if convicted. 

Prosecutors say Cisneros was contacted in 2013 by an organized crime figure to help the unidentified Mexican national re-enter the country at Los Angeles International Airport and regain his or her revoked passport.

Cisneros, a 10-year ICE veteran, appeared in court Thursday but did not enter a plea.


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