U.S. District Judge Monti Belot rejected a request from federal prosecutors Wednesday for more time to prepare for the trial of Lazare Kobagaya. The 85-year-old man is from the African nation of Burundi and lives in Topeka.
Kobagaya is charged with fraud and unlawfully obtaining U.S. citizenship in 2006. The government says the prosecution may be the
first involving proof of genocide.
Prosecutors say authorities in a related case in Finland have restricted use of their evidence in the U.S. trial until there's an indictment in the case in that European nation.
(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.