A Peabody, Mass. construction worker accused of taking part in the massacre of some 1,200 Bosnian Muslim men in 1995 was charged Thursday with entering the United States illegally by claiming refugee status and not revealing his role in a notorious Bosnian Serb Army unit, the Boston Globe reports. Marko Boskic, 40, entered the United States four years ago under his own name and moved to Peabody, where he racked up arrests on charges of drunken driving and serious assaults.
In an affidavit dated Wednesday — one year to the day after Boskic was accused of participating in the massacre during testimony at the trial of former Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic at The Hague — a federal immigration agent alleged that Boskic committed fraud when he failed to disclose that he was part of the 10th Sabotage, or Diversionary, Unit that was among the Bosnian Serb Army units that killed some 7,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys from the town of Srebenica in July 1995. Specifically, Boskic is accused of carrying out the orders of others when he was one of eight men who gunned down 1,200 men at a farm in Pilica, a village near Srebenica.