An Ohio man accused of hiding his membership in a Serbian special police unit that massacred more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslims during the 1995 genocide will leave the U.S. as part of his sentencing.
The AP report carried by Belgrade Beta news agency said that an attorney for Oliver Dragic explained he would leave for Bosnia with his mother sometime in June.
Dragic appeared in Cleveland’s federal court on Tuesday and was sentenced to time served after spending 13 months in custody while waiting for his case to be decided.
Dragic pleaded guilty in December to possessing and using fraudulently obtained immigration documents.
Prosecutors said Dragic, of Barberton in suburban Akron, had made false statements on forms about his role in ethnic cleansing in Bosnia while applying for refugee status in the U.S. in 1998.