EL PASO -- An accountant for a New Jersey businessman wired thousands of dollars to Ramon Medina, an alias used by Luis Posada Carriles, during the time bombs exploded at Cuban tourist sites in 1997, the bookkeeper told jurors in the Cuban exile militant’s perjury trial.
In testimony Wednesday and Thursday, Oscar de Rojas told jurors that on orders from clothing store tycoon Arnaldo Monzon, he sent Medina — and at least one other associate — almost $10,000 from March to September 1997. Monzon, who died in 2000, was at the time a member of the Cuban American National Foundation.
Separately, the FBI agent in charge of the Posada case, testified Thursday that Monzon and other people wired at least $18,900 to Medina between October 1996 and September 1997. Vega did not say whether the money transfers De Rojas made were part of the batch of transfers he listed Thursday.
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