branko_popic_web.jpgST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) _ A St. Petersburg man accused of committing war crimes in Bosnia has been deported.

Officials say Branko Popic was put on a commercial flight to Sarajevo over the weekend, after a U.S. immigration judge ordered his removal. The judge concluded that the 62-year-old was a member of a military brigade responsible for the massacre of more than 8,000 Muslim civilians in the town of Srebrenica in July 1995.

Popic was among a group of nine people suspected of being involved in the massacre who were tried in Tampa federal court. After two hung juries, prosecutors dropped the charges against Popic.