Former US prosecutor testifies that alleged Nazi guard Demjanjuk’s story inconsistentBy AP
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Ex-prosecutor says Demjanjuk story inconsistent
MUNICH — A former U.S. attorney who prosecuted John Demjanjuk in the United States says he remembers inconsistencies in the defendant’s story about where he was during the war.
Demjanjuk is standing trial on 28,060 counts of accessory to murder on allegations he was a guard at the Nazis’ Sobibor death camp. He rejects the charges, saying he was a prisoner of the Nazis himself.
Former U.S. Department of Justice attorney Norman Moscowitz testified Wednesday that during Demjanjuk’s 1981 denaturalization trial inconsistencies in his testimony “contributed to my sense he was not telling the truth.”
Demjanjuk’s family questions the value of Moscowitz’s testimony, saying a federal appeals panel later admonished him for withholding exculpatory evidence in the case.
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