Judge rejects Demjanjuk plea to suspend trial over new FBI file

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A German court has rejected a defense request to suspend John Demjanjuk’s trial over a declassified FBI report that cast doubt on the authenticity of key evidence.

The 1985 FBI file shows the agency believed a Nazi ID card purportedly showing Demjanjuk served as a death camp guard was fake. A defense attorney sought a postponement so he could examine the new material. Judge Ralph Alt said Thursday that a story by The Associated Press on the file does not offer any grounds for a suspension.

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