PORTLAND, Ore. – A federal jury has convicted an Oregon man of lying about his actions during the Bosnian civil war when he applied to enter the U.S. as a refugee in 1998.
Prosecutors said Wednesday that Zeljko Boskovic (ZHEL-i-ko BOSS-ko-vich) of Beaverton falsely told authorities he did not participate in the war.
Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer says the verdict following last week's four-day trial sends a strong message that it's wrong to lie about your past when seeking refuge in this country.
Boskovic was found guilty of visa fraud and making a false statement. He will be sentenced Oct. 14 in Portland.
The father of former Miss Oregon Danijela Krstic (DAHN-ee-ella KRIS-tich) pleaded guilty to a similar crime on June 30. He has yet to be sentenced.