COLUMBUS, Ohio – A person who was accused of hiding his employment with a particular Serbian police unit in Bosnia across the time of the Serb bloodbath of eight,000 Muslim Bosnians in the course of the 1995 genocide has pleaded responsible to a U.S. immigration fraud cost.
The U.S. authorities accused Oliver Dragic, who has been dwelling in Barberton, in suburban Akron, of immigration fraud in a 3-rely federal indictment final yr.
Dragic pleaded responsible on Thursday earlier than U.S. District Decide Dan Aaron Polster to possessing and utilizing fraudulently obtained immigration paperwork. He was sentenced to time served in jail since his arrest in August 2016 and was ordered deported, with a sentencing date in March.
Although Dragic claimed to be a refugee, he served in a paramilitary pressure through the warfare within the former Yugoslavia, stated Justin Herdman, the Cleveland-based mostly U.S. lawyer for the northern half of Ohio.
Dragic is happy with the result of his case, stated his lawyer, Darin Thompson.
“He seems to be ahead to re-establishing life for himself and mom in his residence nation of Bosnia,” stated Thompson, a federal public defender.
Dragic made false statements on varieties about his position in ethnic cleaning in Bosnia whereas making use of for refugee standing within the U.S., prosecutors alleged in an up to date indictment earlier this yr.
Dragic, forty two, moved to Serbian-managed Bosnia in…