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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of New York

Monday, May 4, 2015

Man Sentenced For Assaulting A Border Patrol Officer

CONTACT: Barbara Burns
PHONE:  (716) 843-5817
FAX #:                 (716) 551-3051

BUFFALO, N.Y.--U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Felix Santos, 41, who was convicted of assaulting an officer of the United States, was sentenced to 14 months in prison.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Edward H. White, who handled the case, stated that on October 24, 2013, Felix Santos yelled at and put his hands on the chest of a United States Border Patrol Agent, who, at the time, was an employee of the United States and engaged in official duties. At the time, the agent was responding to a complaint by a hotel manager that the defendant would not leave the Sheraton Hotel at 300 Third Street, Niagara Falls, New York after being asked to leave multiple times.

"We as a community ask a great deal of our law enforcement officers, said U.S. Attorney Hochul. “One thing we won't tolerate is an officer being assaulted in the course of her or his duties."

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Border Patrol, under the direction Steven J. Oldman, Patrol Agent in Charge.

Updated May 5, 2015