A former Salvadoran military commander pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to lying to immigration authorities so that he could stay in the United States, a move that could aid Spanish authorities who are seeking to have him extradited to that country to face war crimes charges. Inocente Orlando Montano stood hunched over before US District Judge Douglas P. Woodlock as he entered his pleas through a Spanish interpreter to charges of immigration fraud and perjury.
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