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Salvadoran convicted of immigration fraud

Ex-military commander sought by Spain in 1989 killing of priests

A former Salvadoran military commander pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to lying to immigration authorities so that he could stay in the United States, a development that could aid Spanish authorities who are seeking to have him extradited to that country, to face charges that amount to war crimes.

He would be the first of nearly two dozen former military commanders brought to a court to answer to their alleged crimes.

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