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Demjanjuk lawyer questions witness credibility

FILE - In this Tuesday, June 15, 2010 file photo, accused Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk, arrives in a courtroom in Munich. A court session in John Demjanjuk's trial has been called off after the 90-year-old defendant was hospitalized with dangerously low blood hemoglobin levels. Presiding Judge Ralph Alt said Tuesday june 29, 2010 that Demjanjuk was taken to a Munich hospital for a blood transfusion after his hemoglobin level registered 7.7. Normal levels are about 14 to 18.The former Ohio autoworker is being tried on nearly 28,000 counts of accessory to murder over allegations he was a guard at the Nazis' Sobibor death camp. He says he is a victim of mistaken identity and never served as a guard at any camp. FILE - In this Tuesday, June 15, 2010 file photo, accused Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk, arrives in a courtroom in Munich. A court session in John Demjanjuk's trial has been called off after the 90-year-old defendant was hospitalized with dangerously low blood hemoglobin levels. Presiding Judge Ralph Alt said Tuesday june 29, 2010 that Demjanjuk was taken to a Munich hospital for a blood transfusion after his hemoglobin level registered 7.7. Normal levels are about 14 to 18.The former Ohio autoworker is being tried on nearly 28,000 counts of accessory to murder over allegations he was a guard at the Nazis' Sobibor death camp. He says he is a victim of mistaken identity and never served as a guard at any camp. (AP Photo/Christof Stache, Pool, File)
July 1, 2010

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MUNICH—The defense lawyer for alleged Nazi prison guard John Demjanjuk is questioning the credibility of a witness who testified that he thought Demjanjuk had lied about where he was during World War II.

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 denies the charges.

Former U.S. prosecutor 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."

But attorney Ulrich Busch told the court Thursday that Moscowitz was later chastised by a federal panel for failing to disclose exculpatory evidence in a timely fashion.

Moscowitz said that was not relevant to his Munich testimony.

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