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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-14-10 06:47 PM
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Terrorist CIA agent Luis Posada Carriles who blew up airliner being tried for perjury?
http://www.elpasotimes.com/ci_14346360?source=most_emai...

Luis Posada Carriles trial for perjury, fraud is set for March 1

By Darren Meritz / El Paso Times
Posted: 02/06/2010 12:00:00 AM MST


EL PASO -- Luis Posada Carriles, the anti-Castro Cuban militant and former CIA operative linked to the 1976 bombing of a passenger aircraft that killed 73, was in an El Paso federal court Friday to get ready for his trial.

Posada, 82, is facing charges of perjury, obstruction and naturalization fraud in El Paso that stem from his 2005 effort to gain legal immigration status after coming to the United States.

The case is offering a rare glimpse into the storied life of Posada, who prosecutors say lied to Department of Homeland Security officers about his involvement in a series of 1997 bombings in Cuban tourist areas that left one man dead.

Friday's federal court hearing in El Paso came before Posada's March 1 trial date. U.S. District Court Judge Kathleen Cardone said the trial could last as long as two months.

In 2005, Posada was arrested and held at a detention center in El Paso. An immigration judge in El Paso ordered Posada deported but also said he should not be sent to Cuba or Vene zuela because of fears that he would be tortured.

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4535661.stm

Cuba 'plane bomber' was CIA agent

Wednesday, 11 May, 2005, 10:36 GMT 11:36 UK

Declassified US government documents show that a man suspected of involvement in the bombing of a Cuban passenger plane worked for the CIA.

Luis Posada Carriles, a Cuban-born Venezuelan and anti-Castro dissident, was an agent and informer.

The papers also reveal that an FBI informer "all but admitted" that Mr Posada was one of those behind the 1976 bombing that killed 73 people.

Mr Posada, who denies any involvement, is said to be seeking asylum in the US.

His lawyer says his client, thought to be in hiding in the Miami area, deserves US protection because of his long years of service to the country.

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ck4829 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-15-10 07:57 AM
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1. Lock this murderer up for something. K&R.
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