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October 1, 2013 | By Ruben Vives
A federal jury convicted a Moreno Valley man Tuesday of lying on his U.S. citizenship application about his military role in the 1982 massacre of a village during the Guatemalan civil war. Jurors found Jorge Sosa, 55, guilty of making false statements and obtaining citizenship unlawfully, according to his attorney, Shashi Kewalramani. Sosa, a martial arts instructor holding American and Canadian citizenship, faces a maximum of 15 years in prison and having his U.S. citizenship revoked when he is sentenced Dec. 19. "I'm very disappointed," Kewalramani said of the verdict.
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October 1, 2013 | By Ruben Vives
A federal jury convicted a Moreno Valley man Tuesday of lying on his U.S. citizenship application about his military role in the 1982 massacre of a village during the Guatemalan civil war. Jurors found Jorge Sosa, 55, guilty of making false statements and obtaining citizenship unlawfully, according to his attorney, Shashi Kewalramani. Sosa, a martial arts instructor holding American and Canadian citizenship, faces a maximum of 15 years in prison and having his U.S. citizenship revoked when he is sentenced Dec. 19. "I'm very disappointed," Kewalramani said of the verdict.
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September 30, 2013 | By Rick Rojas
A jury began deliberating Monday in the case of a Guatemalan commando turned Moreno Valley martial arts instructor accused of lying about his military service on immigration forms in order to become a U.S. citizen. Federal prosecutors have argued in a Riverside courtroom over the last week that Jorge Sosa neglected to include his time in the Guatemalan special forces unit known as the Kaibiles and, in particular, his role in the 1982 massacre in the village of Dos Eres, where more than 200 people were slaughtered.  If the jury convicts him, Sosa could face 15 years in prison and have his citizenship revoked.
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October 1, 2013 | By Ruben Vives
A federal jury convicted a Moreno Valley man Tuesday of lying on his application to become an American citizen about his military role in the 1982 massacre of a village during the Guatemalan civil war. Jurors found Jorge Sosa, 55, guilty of making false statements and obtaining citizenship unlawfully, according to his attorney, Shashi Kewalramani.  Sosa, a martial arts instructor holding U.S. and Canadian citizenship, faces a maximum of...
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September 25, 2005 | From Associated Press
The transaction drew little notice in the waning days of spring training -- a few words on television and radio, a line or two in the newspaper, a mere blip on the Internet. Fine-tuning their roster, the Atlanta Braves traded a utility infielder to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays for an outfielder-turned-pitcher whose career numbers -- 11 wins, 26 losses, a 5.17 ERA -- provided scant hope of him being anything more than the 10th or 11th guy on the staff.
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September 24, 2013 | From a Times staff writer
Opening statements began Tuesday in Riverside in the trial of a former Guatemalan soldier accused of concealing his role in a massacre when he applied for U.S. citizenship. A federal prosecutor told jurors in Riverside that Jorge Sosa took part in the killing of 160 villagers during Guatemala's civil war, the Associated Press reported. Authorities want to strip him of his citizenship, claiming he lied on his citizenship application. But Sosa's attorney says he did not conceal his past when he applied for U.S. asylum in 1985.
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April 16, 2006 | Tim Brown
Three Days in ... New York Of the Atlanta Braves' 14 consecutive division titles, the last 11 have been won in the NL East. In that time, they have been 183 1/2 games better than the Mets. Chipper Jones arrived at about the same time, meaning there have been at least that many "Larr-ee!" chants at Shea, most of which have ended poorly for the Queens faithful. Alas, Jones has a sprained knee and ankle and is on the disabled list. Tip for Met fans: Kyle Davies' given name is Hiram.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 2013 | By Ruben Vives
A federal jury convicted a Moreno Valley man Tuesday of lying on his application to become an American citizen about his military role in the 1982 massacre of a village during the Guatemalan civil war. Jurors found Jorge Sosa, 55, guilty of making false statements and obtaining citizenship unlawfully, according to his attorney, Shashi Kewalramani.  Sosa, a martial arts instructor holding U.S. and Canadian citizenship, faces a maximum of...
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September 26, 2013 | By Rick Rojas
Decades after that December day in the Guatemalan village, the former soldier could remember the women's screams. Their cries for help, he said, rang out from the church as the soldiers raped them. He recalled the bloodshed and the victims flung into a well, some still alive as they plunged. "At Dos Eres, the people were humble people," the soldier, Cesar Franco Ibanez, said of the 1982 massacre of more than 200 villagers. "They had no weapons. " In a Riverside courtroom this week, Jorge Sosa, a Moreno Valley martial arts instructor, is on trial, accused of lying on his application for U.S. citizenship.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 2013 | By Rick Rojas
Horrific scenes of a civil war that ravaged Guatemala were relived Wednesday in a Riverside courtroom as testimony continued in the case of a suspected war criminal accused of lying on documents in order to become a U.S. citizen. Jorge Sosa, a Moreno Valley martial arts instructor holding U.S. and Canadian citizenship, faces 15 years in prison and having his U.S. citizenship revoked if he's convicted of failing to disclose his involvement in the Guatemalan army during the civil war, authorities said.  Federal prosecutors say Sosa was a commander in the Guatemalan military's special operations force, known as the Kaibiles, and was involved in the 1982 massacre in the small village of Dos Eres.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 2013 | By Rick Rojas
A jury began deliberating Monday in the case of a Guatemalan commando turned Moreno Valley martial arts instructor accused of lying about his military service on immigration forms in order to become a U.S. citizen. Federal prosecutors have argued in a Riverside courtroom over the last week that Jorge Sosa neglected to include his time in the Guatemalan special forces unit known as the Kaibiles and, in particular, his role in the 1982 massacre in the village of Dos Eres, where more than 200 people were slaughtered.  If the jury convicts him, Sosa could face 15 years in prison and have his citizenship revoked.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 2013 | By Rick Rojas
Decades after that December day in the Guatemalan village, the former soldier could remember the women's screams. Their cries for help, he said, rang out from the church as the soldiers raped them. He recalled the bloodshed and the victims flung into a well, some still alive as they plunged. "At Dos Eres, the people were humble people," the soldier, Cesar Franco Ibanez, said of the 1982 massacre of more than 200 villagers. "They had no weapons. " In a Riverside courtroom this week, Jorge Sosa, a Moreno Valley martial arts instructor, is on trial, accused of lying on his application for U.S. citizenship.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 2013 | By Rick Rojas
Horrific scenes of a civil war that ravaged Guatemala were relived Wednesday in a Riverside courtroom as testimony continued in the case of a suspected war criminal accused of lying on documents in order to become a U.S. citizen. Jorge Sosa, a Moreno Valley martial arts instructor holding U.S. and Canadian citizenship, faces 15 years in prison and having his U.S. citizenship revoked if he's convicted of failing to disclose his involvement in the Guatemalan army during the civil war, authorities said.  Federal prosecutors say Sosa was a commander in the Guatemalan military's special operations force, known as the Kaibiles, and was involved in the 1982 massacre in the small village of Dos Eres.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 2013 | From a Times staff writer
Opening statements began Tuesday in Riverside in the trial of a former Guatemalan soldier accused of concealing his role in a massacre when he applied for U.S. citizenship. A federal prosecutor told jurors in Riverside that Jorge Sosa took part in the killing of 160 villagers during Guatemala's civil war, the Associated Press reported. Authorities want to strip him of his citizenship, claiming he lied on his citizenship application. But Sosa's attorney says he did not conceal his past when he applied for U.S. asylum in 1985.
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April 16, 2006 | Tim Brown
Three Days in ... New York Of the Atlanta Braves' 14 consecutive division titles, the last 11 have been won in the NL East. In that time, they have been 183 1/2 games better than the Mets. Chipper Jones arrived at about the same time, meaning there have been at least that many "Larr-ee!" chants at Shea, most of which have ended poorly for the Queens faithful. Alas, Jones has a sprained knee and ankle and is on the disabled list. Tip for Met fans: Kyle Davies' given name is Hiram.
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September 25, 2005 | From Associated Press
The transaction drew little notice in the waning days of spring training -- a few words on television and radio, a line or two in the newspaper, a mere blip on the Internet. Fine-tuning their roster, the Atlanta Braves traded a utility infielder to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays for an outfielder-turned-pitcher whose career numbers -- 11 wins, 26 losses, a 5.17 ERA -- provided scant hope of him being anything more than the 10th or 11th guy on the staff.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 1989
A 16-year-old boy was struck by a vehicle and killed Sunday while crossing the southbound lanes of California 67 north of Archie Moore Road in Ramona on a bicycle, a California Highway Patrol spokesman said. Jorge H. Sosa, 16, hit head-on by a vehicle traveling northbound, was dead at the scene at 8:12 p.m., Deputy Coroner Chuck Bolton said. Sosa was a transient and was drunk at the time, CHP Officer Nick Ozanne said.
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April 6, 2008 | From the Associated Press
at Atlanta 11, New York 5: Kelly Johnson's pinch-hit grand slam in the seventh inning broke open a close game. Johnson, the regular second baseman, didn't start for the third consecutive game because of a sore right knee. With two out and the Braves leading, 5-3, he hit a 3-2 pitch from Jorge Sosa into the right-field seats. at Milwaukee 5, San Francisco 4: Manny Parra, a 25-year-old left-hander, earned his first major league victory.
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