Witness in Demjanjuk case concedes documents could be fakes, but says they appear genuineBy AP
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Demjanjuk expert: Documents could be faked
MUNICH — A former U.S. Secret Service forensics expert concedes a counterfeiter with the right materials could have forged documents being used by the prosecution against John Demjanjuk.
But Larry Stewart testified Wednesday that his analysis is that the documents are genuine.
Demjanjuk is a Ukrainian-born former Ohio autoworker being tried on some 28,000 counts of accessory to murder on allegations he was a guard at the Nazis’ Sobibor death camp.
Though Demjanjuk denies ever serving as a camp guard, the prosecution has presented a Nazi-issued identity card that indicates he was a guard there.
Demjanjuk’s defense team maintains the card is a fake.
Stewart examined the card and other documents in 2000 for the U.S. Justice Department.
Tags: Counterfeiting And Forgery, Europe, Germany, Munich, Nazism, Western Europe