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Trial for war crimes suspect set for January

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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 reports the questioning will be monitored by U.S. District Court Judge William Sessions in Burlington via closed-circuit television.

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