US jury acquits anti-Castro militant on perjury charges

The Jurist

A federal jury on Friday acquitted anti-Castro Cuban militant Luis Posada Carriles of charges of lying to federal immigration officials.

He was indicted before the US District Court for the Western District of Texas on two counts of perjury on two counts of perjury and nine counts of making false statements regarding his involvement in the bombing of tourist attractions in Havana in 1997 and the 1976 bombing of a Cuban airliner.

US District Judge Kathleen Cardone suspended the trial several times following mistrial motions filed by Posada’s attorney, who accused a government witness of lying on the stand and alleged that the prosecution delayed delivery of important documents.

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