Oregon man convicted of lying about actions during Bosnian civil war when seeking refuge in USBy AP
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Ore. man convicted of lying about Bosnian war ties
PORTLAND, Ore. — A federal jury has convicted an Oregon man of lying about his actions during the Bosnian civil war when he applied to enter the U.S. as a refugee in 1998.
Prosecutors said Wednesday that Zeljko Boskovic (ZHEL-i-ko BOSS-ko-vich) of Beaverton falsely told authorities he did not participate in the war.
Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer says the verdict following last week’s four-day trial sends a strong message that it’s wrong to lie about your past when seeking refuge in this country.
Boskovic was found guilty of visa fraud and making a false statement. He will be sentenced Oct. 14 in Portland.
The father of former Miss Oregon Danijela Krstic (DAHN-ee-ella KRIS-tich) pleaded guilty to a similar crime on June 30. He has yet to be sentenced.