Salvadoran To Be Sentenced On Immigration Charges

A former El Salvador military official accused of playing a role in the 1989 slayings of six Jesuit priests is set to be sentenced on immigration charges in federal court in Boston.

Inocente Orlando Montano was among 20 Salvadorans indicted in Spain in 2011 for their alleged roles in the killings during El Salvador's 12-year civil war. Montano has denied any involvement.

Montano pleaded guilty to perjury and immigration fraud charges. He had been living near Boston for about a decade when he was arrested.

Montano is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday.

A prosecutor said sentencing guidelines call for up to two years in prison. Montano's lawyer is expected to argue for less.

The U.S. government has not indicated whether it would extradite Montano to Spain.

This program aired on January 15, 2013. The audio for this program is not available.


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