Cuba official back on stand in ex-CIA agent's case

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Posted: Feb 23, 2011 7:38 AM
Cuba official back on stand in ex-CIA agent's case

The perjury trial of an elderly ex-CIA agent is back on _ and so are the clashes between the defense and the prosecution.

A federal judge rejected a call for a mistrial by lawyers for Luis Posada Carriles after considering it for 11 days. The judge did find that prosecutors were slow to turn over documents showing a top witness was a Cuban counter-intelligence agent.

Prosecutors claim the 83-year-old Cuba native lied during immigration hearings in Texas. He faces perjury, obstruction and immigration fraud charges.

The Cuban investigator in question, witness, Lt. Col. Roberto Hernandez Caballero, retakes the stand Wednesday, after the defense accused him of lying for Cuba's government. Posada's attorneys also say Cuban intelligence tried to kill their client at least three times.