Top Cuba exile leader may have funded ex-CIA agent

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Posted: Mar 03, 2011 3:02 AM
Top Cuba exile leader may have funded ex-CIA agent

The bookkeeper for a New Jersey business mogul who was a director of the powerful Cuban American National Foundation retakes the stand in the perjury trial of an elderly ex-CIA operative from Cuba.

Oscar De Rojas begins his second day of testimony Thursday and is expected to discuss efforts by Cuban-American exile leader Arnaldo Monzon to finance longtime anti-communist militant Luis Posada Carriles (loo-EES' poh-SAH'-duh cah-REE'-lehs).

The 83-year-old Posada spent decades crisscrossing Latin America, working to destabilize communist governments. He faces charges of perjury, obstruction and immigration fraud in the U.S. Prosecutors say he lied during citizenship hearings in El Paso after sneaking into the country and asking to be allowed to stay in March 2005.