Demjanjuk attorney wants trial suspended due to fabricated evidence
John Demjanjuk's defense attorney says his client's trial on Nazi war crimes charges should be suspended in the wake of an Associated Press report showing the FBI believed the Soviet Union fabricated evidence in the case.
Ulrich Busch gave Tuesday's AP story to the judges as the trial resumed Wednesday, saying he needed the trial to be postponed so he could go to the U.S. himself to look for more possibly exculpatory evidence.
The judges made no immediate ruling.
The Ukrainian-born retired Ohio autoworker is accused of 28,060 counts of accessory to murder on allegations he served as a guard at the Nazis' Sobibor death camp. Demjanjuk rejects the charges.
Documents uncovered by the AP show that the FBI in the 1980s reported the Soviets "quite likely fabricated" evidence central to the prosecution.
An FBI report kept secret for 25 years said the Soviet Union "quite likely fabricated" evidence central to the prosecution of John Demjanjuk -- a revelation that could help the defense as closing arguments resume Wednesday in the retired Ohio auto worker's Nazi war crimes trial in Germany....
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