American filmmaker charged, ex-general held in Venezuela crackdown

April 28, 2013 4:08 AM

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American filmmaker charged, ex-general held in Venezuela crackdown

CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuelan authorities say they have formally charged an American filmmaker they accuse of paying right-wing groups to foment postelection unrest on behalf of U.S. intelligence.

The federal prosecutor's office said Timothy Tracy, 35, of West Hollywood, California, was formally charged Saturday night with crimes including conspiracy, association for criminal purposes and use of a false document.

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