MILWAUKEE – Bond was set at $2,500 Friday for a Bosnian Serb accused of hiding his role in Europe's worst civilian massacre since World War II in order to gain refugee status in the United States.
Prosecutors say 46-year-old truck driver Mladjen Cvijanovic (muh-LAH'-jen svee-YAH'-noh-vich) lied in his 2002 application for refugee status. He allegedly failed to disclose that he served in a police unit that helped round up fleeing Muslim civilians during the 1995 invasion of Srebrenica (sreh-breh-NEET'-sah) by Bosnian Serb forces.
Up to 8,000 were killed. Cvijanovic is not accused of killing anyone himself.
Cedomil Kabic (CHED'-oh-mil KAH'-bich) says the community has raised the money and he expected his longtime friend to be released soon. Cvijanovic's attorney, Jeffery Jensen, says his client would plead not guilty during a Tuesday hearing.