Gov't Asks Judge To Stick With Demjanjuk Ruling

By Salon Staff

Published January 13, 2012 1:36PM (EST)

CLEVELAND (AP) — The government wants a judge in Ohio to stick with his decision denying convicted Nazi war criminal John Demjanjuk (dem-YAHN'-yuk) a chance to regain his U.S. citizenship.

In a filing Thursday night in Cleveland federal court, the government says Demjanjuk's appeal for reconsideration is without merit.

The retired auto worker from suburban Cleveland was convicted by a German court on more than 28,000 counts of accessory to murder. The court found he had worked as a guard at the Sobibor death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland.

He claims the government failed to disclose evidence including a 1985 secret FBI report uncovered by The Associated Press. The document indicated the FBI believed a Nazi ID card purportedly showing that he served as a death camp guard was a Soviet-made fake.

Salon Staff

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