WASHINGTON (Feb. 5)
The Justice Department said it will take legal action to deport an alleged Nazi war criminal who served in the Nazi-controlled Ukrainian police force during World War II and persecuted unarmed Jewish civilians.
The man, identified by the Department as George Theodorovich of Albany, N.Y., was stripped of his U.S. citizenship for failing to comply with a court order requiring him to give a deposition to government investigators. He failed to appear at the Department on December I to hand in a sworn statement. On December 15, U.S. District Court Judge Charles Richey ordered Theodorovich to appear for a deposition on December 28, but he failed to comply, according to the Justice Department.
The Department filed suit against Theodorovich in August 1983, claiming he obtained his American citizenship illegally by concealing from U.S. officials his Nazi connections.