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Convicted Racketeer Who Illegally Re-Entered The U.S. Sentenced To Nearly Four Years In Federal Prison

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Florida

Ocala, Florida – Senior U.S. District Judge John Antoon II today sentenced Ignacio Felix-Salinas (52, Tijuana, Mexico) to 46 months in federal prison for illegal reentry by a previously-deported alien. Felix-Salinas had pleaded guilty on May 25, 2022.

According to court documents, Felix-Salinas is a citizen of Mexico and not a citizen of the United States. He was previously deported to Mexico in 2004 and 2009. Prior to his first deportation, Felix-Salinas was convicted in federal court of racketeering in connection with the trafficking of more than 12,500 kilograms of marijuana and also has two prior felony convictions in California for carrying a loaded firearm in public and, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney William S. Hamilton.

Updated August 25, 2022