Former Salvadoran officer's lawyer due in court
BOSTON—Prosecutors and a lawyer for a former Salvadoran military official accused of colluding in the 1989 slayings of six Jesuit priests is due in court to update a judge on immigration charges against him.
Inocente Orlando Montano was among 20 Salvadorans indicted in Spain last year in connection with the killings during El Salvador's 12-year civil war. He has denied involvement in the killings.
Montano has been living in suburban Boston for the last decade and was arrested on separate immigration charges in 2011.
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.
His lawyers and prosecutors are due in federal court Monday.