A Vermont man who was found guilty of lying about his participation in war crimes that occurred during the 1992 Bosnia-Herzegovina conflict will receive a new trial.

The Burlington Free Press reports (http://bfpne.ws/1CNAyPx) a federal judge this week ruled prosecutors crossed the line with what they were allowed to bring up during the trial of Edin Sakoc (EHD'-een SAH'-kohch).

Sakoc was accused of lying on his citizenship application about his role in a rape and two killings in 1992.

The judge says prosecutors made false statements not included in Sakoc's indictment or any of the government's statements. His ruling says the prosecution's comments effectively tried Sakoc for crimes not in the indictment.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Eugenia Cowles says her office is reviewing the ruling with the Department of Justice.

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Information from: The Burlington Free Press, http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com

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Information from: The Burlington Free Press, http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com