MILWAUKEE, Wis. (WTAQ) - A Serbian immigrant who used to live in the Milwaukee area has been deported, for lying to U.S. officials about his role during the war in Bosnia. Immigration authorities said 43-year-old Nedjo Ikonic was sent back to Bosnia, after he spent a year in a federal prison in Texas. Ikonic was wanted in Bosnia for allegedly committing genocide while commanding a police unit in 1995. He was arrested 11 years later, and admitted lying on an immigration form he completed when moving to America in 2002. Authorities said Ikonic tried to hide his role in a massacre in which over 7,000 Muslims died. Ikonic claimed he led a group of deserters who were never trusted with any serious war activities. He said they guarded a road and arranged communications – but they never had arrest powers.
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