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10/02/2013 12:47 EDT | Updated 01/23/2014 13:58 EST

Jorge Sosa Guilty Of Lying About 1982 Guatemala Massacre

AP
FILE - This Sept. 21, 2012 file photo provided by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) shows Jorge Sosa, a former Guatemalan soldier, as he is extradited to Los Angeles from Canada. Sosa was convicted Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2013 of lying on his application to become an American citizen about his role in the massacre of at least 160 people more than three decades ago. The former second lieutenant could face both a prison sentence and loss of his U.S. citizenship when he is sentenced Dec. 9.

A former Guatemalan soldier, who previously lived in Alberta, was convicted Tuesday of lying about his role in the massacre of at least 160 people more than three decades ago on his application to become an American citizen.

A federal court jury found former Guatemalan army officer Jorge Sosa guilty of making false statements and obtaining citizenship unlawfully. The 55-year-old former second lieutenant could face both a prison sentence and loss of his U.S. citizenship when he is sentenced Dec. 9.