Kyiv Post | 30Jun2010 | Associated Press
Ex-prosecutor says Demjanjuk
MUNICH (AP) -- A former U.S. attorney who prosecuted John Demjanjuk in
the United States testified Wednesday that he felt the retired Ohio
autoworker who is accused of being a Nazi guard lied about where he was
during World War II.
Demjanjuk, who was deported from the U.S. to Germany in May 2009, is on
trial for 28,060 counts of accessory to murder on allegations he was a
guard at the Nazis' Sobibor death camp -- charges he denies.
He claims he spent most of the rest of the war in Nazi camps for
prisoners of war before joining the so-called Vlasov Army of
anti-communist Soviet POWs and others. That army was formed to fight
with the Germans against the advancing Soviets in the final months of
But Norman Moscowitz, a former attorney with the U.S. Department of
Justice's Office of Special Investigations, told the Munich state court
that during Demjanjuk's 1981 denaturalization hearing, several
inconsistencies in his testimony "contributed to my sense he was not
telling the truth."
He said, for example, that Demjanjuk said he was held in a camp in
Chelm, Poland, at a time when it had already been closed down; and that
he said he had joined the Vlasov army at a time it hadn't yet been
Demjanjuk's defense has questioned the value of Moscowitz's testimony,
however, noting that a federal appeals panel in the U.S. chastised him
and others involved in the American proceedings for withholding
exculpatory evidence from the defense in the 1980s.
Demjanjuk had his U.S. citizenship revoked in 1981 after the Justice
Department alleged he hid his past as the notorious Treblinka guard
"Ivan the Terrible." He was extradited to Israel, where he was found
guilty and sentenced to death in 1988, only to have the conviction
overturned five years later as a case of mistaken identity.
In a 1993 review of the denaturalization hearing, which led to the
extradition to Israel, a federal U.S. appeals panel concluded that the
OSI engaged in "prosecutorial misconduct that seriously misled the
It said that Moscowitz and others failed to disclose exculpatory
information -- including statements of Ukrainian guards at Treblinka
"clearly identified" another man as "Ivan the Terrible" -- in a timely
fashion to the defense due to a "win at any cost" attitude.
The ruling of Judge Gilbert Merritt that the OSI
engaged in "prosecutorial misconduct constituting fraud on the court"
is based on the "Report on the John Demjanjuk Case" by Judge Thomas
Wiseman presented June 30, 1993 to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the
Sixth Circuit. A "Critique of Wiseman's Report", outlining this
prosecutorial misconduct and Norman Moscowitz's participation, is
Among other things, it is clear that Norman Moscowitz suborned perjury in the testimony of Otto Horn.]
Demjanjuk is now being tried on allegations he was a guard at Sobibor
a different Nazi death camp in occupied Poland.
Demjanjuk's son, John Demjanjuk Jr. told The Associated Press in an
e-mail that Moscowitz should not be heard in the Munich case in view of
the appeal panel's finding, even though the judges didn't suggest
sanctions against him.
"For the Munich court to rely upon the poster boy of prosecutorial
misconduct speaks loudly about the current prosecution's desperation to
win at any cost," he said.
The trial session scheduled for Tuesday was canceled after Demjanjuk
was hospitalized with low blood hemoglobin levels.
He received a transfusion and was back in court Wednesday, but lay in a
bed wearing dark sunglasses, and showed no reaction to the testimony.
AP July First 2010:
Moscowitz says his LIES & FRAUD in USA are irrelevant to his
testimony in Germany ...this time he swears he's telling the "truth"-
DO YOU BELIEVE this A-hole?
"Moscowitz said that was not relevant to his Munich testimony."
That comment burned me up too. I asked the AP reporter as he sits there
Munich if he thought that my dad would be on trial in Munich if
didn't fraudulently send him to Israel to become Ivan the Terrible
I liked yesterday's report better where they printed my poster boy for
prosecutorial misconduct comment....
Another kgbnkvd frameup to discredit this innocent man ...they failed
once and will fail again.
They tried with Bandera, Shukevitch,..tried to poison Yushchenko,
framed Ukrainian writers and poets as enemies of the state and failed...
WE KNOW THE TRUTH
Moscowitz guilty evidence tampering:
Moscowitz,appropriately named for the Stalinist Moscow trials of
innocents, was guilty of conspiring with other OSI "officials" in
withholding evidence and committing FRAUD upon the court when he had
his turn at Demjanjuk. He had promised to prove that Demjanjuk gassed a
million people in Treblinka and did EVERYTHING he could Legal and
ILLEGAL to prove it! In the end he couldn't prove that Demjanjuk ever
killed even ONE person in Treblinka, Sobibor, Flossenberg, Cleveland
nor ANYWHERE else ...ever! When the Cincinatti Circuit accussed the OSI
of committing FRAUD against the court -he and the other conspirators
were LUCKY not to be Jailed and imprisoned where they belong!
Killer Demjanjuk at last will find his last judgement in Germany.
a "chosen people" hate monger ...so obvious
Whereas the entire bullshivik apparatus will find it in hell.