Trial for war crimes suspect set for January
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Bosnian war crimes suspect living in Vermont is slated to go on trial in federal court in January.
If convicted, 55-year-old Edin Sakoc could be deported.
Sakoc is charged with lying to immigration officials when he entered the United States in 2001 as a refugee by telling them he had not committed any crimes in Bosnia. He is also charged with lying a second time in 2007 when he applied to become a naturalized U.S. citizen.
He has pleaded not guilty
Prosecutors allege Sakoc was involved in war crimes against a civilian Bosnian Serb family in 1992.
Attorneys will interview witnesses in Bosnia in October.
The Burlington Free Press (http://bfpne.ws/1s2dTLi ) reports the questioning will be monitored by U.S. District Court Judge William Sessions in Burlington via closed-circuit television.