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An escort who injected a former Google executive with a fatal dose of heroin aboard his yacht in Santa Cruz four years ago is facing possible deportation, federal officials said Tuesday.

Alix Tichelman is shown in court in an undated image. (Credit: KSBW via CNN)

Alix Tichelman, 29, made national headline in 2013 when she was arrested by police after her client, Forrest Hayes, 51, was found dead on his 50-foot yacht.

She pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter, destroying evidence and multiple drug and prostitution charges in 2015 and was sentenced to six years in prison for her role in the death and was given credit for time served.

Jail records show she was recently released. According to Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials, she’s now in federal custody.

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