- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 4, 2014

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) - U.S. immigration authorities say a California man has been deported to face allegations that he participated in the slayings of eight Mexican municipal government officials 13 years ago.

Virginia Kice, a spokeswoman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said 54-year-old Genaro Olaguez was turned over to Mexican authorities at the San Ysidro border crossing Tuesday.

Olaguez’s last name is also listed as Olaguez-Rendon. He was arrested in Sacramento in December on a warrant from Mexican officials alleging he helped kill a commissioner and seven other city officials in the state of Sinaloa, Mexico, in May 2000.

Immigration officials say Olaguez acknowledged entering the United States illegally in 2001.

He was released to immigration officials last week from a San Joaquin County jail, where he was serving time on marijuana-related charges.