Lawyers for ex-Salvadoran officer due in court
BOSTON—Lawyers for a former Salvadoran military official accused of colluding in the 1989 slayings of six Jesuit priests are due in federal court for a status conference on immigration charges against him.
Inocente Orlando Montano was one of 20 Salvadorans indicted in Spain last year in connection with the slayings during El Salvador's 12-year civil war. He had denied involvement in the killings.
Montano was arrested on separate immigration charges in Massachusetts in 2011. He had been living in suburban Boston for the last decade.
Prosecutors charge that Montano made false statements when he applied to the Department of Homeland Security for Temporary Protected Status in 2002.
Montano's lawyers and prosecutors are due in U.S. District Court Thursday to update a judge on the status of the case.