A U.S. immigration official stated that the 82-year-old CIA-trained explosives expert exile Luis Posada Carriles application for US citizenship has raised concerns, and numerous red-flags. As she reviewed the form, she came across many things that were disturbing to her. Drug Possession was also suspected but never proven.
In section N400, Posado stated that he had advocated the overthrow of a government. He also noted a Panamanian conviction that caused him to serve 4 years in prison. There were others that were not available at the time of this publication.
In 2002 Posada was arrested for planning to assassinate Fidel Castro. He was convicted of a lesser charge. In 2004 he received a controversial presidential pardon, states a Brooklyn Criminal Lawyer. It’s not the first time that he came up against the law in Cuba. Cuban officials have alleged that Posada was involved in a little-known 1998 plot to bomb an civilian aircraft going from Cuba to Central America. He was also accused of a 1976 combing of a Cuban airline that killed 73 people. He was acquitted in a trial in Venezuela. Authorities in Manhattan and Staten Island have taken notice of this case for future reference.