Lawyer For Ex-Salvadoran Officer Due In Court

A lawyer for a former Salvadoran military official accused of colluding in the 1989 slayings of six Jesuit priest is due in federal court for a conference.

The former Salvadoran official, Inocente Orlando Montano, is facing immigration charges filed against him in 2011. His lawyer and prosecutors are due in court Thursday.

Boston federal prosecutors allege that Montano made false statements when he applied to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for a protected status in 2002. The government says Montano answered "no" to several questions, including whether he had ever served in a military, paramilitary or police unit.

Montano has been living in suburban Boston for the last decade.

He was among 20 Salvadorans indicted in Spain in connection with the killings during El Salvador's 12-year civil war. He denies involvement in the killings.

This program aired on August 9, 2012. The audio for this program is not available.


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