09/22/2012 03:48 EDT | Updated 11/22/2012 05:12 EST

Jorge Sosa, Accused Guatemalan War Criminal Extradited From Alberta To U.S.

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A US flag flutters in the wind in front of a large US flag in New York, September 18, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/GettyImages)
Accused Guatemalan war criminal Jorge Sosa, who was arrested in Lethbridge more than a year ago, was extradited on Friday.

In August this year, the Alberta Court of Appeal denied Sosa a chance to fight a court decision that cleared the way for his extradition to the United States.

Sosa is wanted in the United States for allegedly making false immigration statements by not admitting his military past.

He is also wanted in Guatemala, where he has been accused of taking part in a village massacre in 1982 in which 251 men, women and children were killed.

Sosa has both Canadian and American citizenship.

He was arrested in Lethbridge, Alta., in January 2011 while visiting family.