POSTED: Wednesday, January 12, 2011 - 6:20pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, January 12, 2011 - 6:23pm
EL PASO - Luis Posada Carriles, an accused terrorist, was in El Paso Federal Court today on immigration charges, and Posada's alleged ties to terrorism were brought up during the proceedings.
Posada, who is also an ex-CIA informant, has long been accused of being a terrorist, and Wednesday in court the U.S. government made its case for his immigration related charges around deadly cuban bombings.
In opening statements the prosecution said they would prove Posada lied during his immigration interview about his alleged role in arranging and soliciting bombings in Havana, Cuba. They also said they would prove he lied about how he came into the United States.
The defense said it would prove Posada never lied during his immigration interviews. They said Posada has always been an opponent of Fidel Castro, and they say the government is getting their evidence from people tied to Castro.
The prosecution called its first witness, a Senior Attorney who represents the government in immigration court. So far she has been testifying to immigration laws and procedures.
We'll be back in court tomorrow.