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Guatemala massacre suspect may be deported

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., May 10 (UPI) -- A chef in Florida accused in a 1982 army massacre of civilians in his native Guatemala is facing charges that could ultimately lead to his deportation.

Gilberto Jordan, 54, was arrested at his Delray Beach home Wednesday and is free on home-monitoring after posting $100,000 bond, El Nuevo Herald reported Monday.

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He is to be arraigned May 26 on charges of lying on his U.S. citizenship application. If convicted, he could have his citizenship taken away and be deported.

Jordan is accused of taking part in a massacre at Dos Erres during Guatemala's civil war that left 251 men, women and children dead. He was a member of a special Guatemalan army unit known as kaibiles at the time, the newspaper said.

An arrest affidavit filed in U.S. District Court in West Palm Beach alleges Jordan, now a naturalized U.S. citizen, "readily admitted" taking part in the slayings.

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