Rule Nazi Must Testify

Federal Judge Constance Motley has ruled that Boleslavs Maikovskis, a 73-year-old retired carpenter living in Mineola, N.Y., must testify at a deportation hearing in connection with charges he concealed a wartime record of atrocities in his native Latvia when he entered the United States in 1951.

Judge Motley rejected Maikovskis’ argument he could avoid giving testimony by use of the Fifth Amendment. She ruled that deportation was not a criminal liability which would allow the privilege against self-incrimination. The deportation hearing against Maikovskis is expected to resume here shortly before Francis Lyons, a judicial officer of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service.

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