CLEVELAND (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a man in Ohio hid that he had been in a special police unit in Bosnia and took part in the Serb massacre of over 8,000 Muslim Bosnians during the 1995 genocide.
The U.S. government says 41-year-old Oliver Dragic, of Barberton, has been accused of immigration fraud in a three-count indictment. He was arrested Thursday.
Court documents don’t say whether he has an attorney. A message seeking comment was left at a business listing for him.
Prosecutors say Dragic claimed he was a victim of the war while applying for refugee status in the U.S.
But they say he made false statements on those forms about his role in ethnic cleansing in Bosnia and continued serving in the police even after applying for refugee status.