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Trepper’s Son Files Libel Suit Against French Intelligence Chief

June 16, 1972
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Dr. Michael Brojde-Trepper, a son of former Soviet master spy Leopold Trepper, announced today that he was filing a libel suit against Jean Rochet, head of the French counter-espionage service, for charging that his father had collaborated with the Nazis while serving as a Soviet agent during World War II. Dr. Brojde-Trepper said he retained a French attorney and that the case would come to trial Oct. 11.

In a letter to the French daily Le Monde, Rochet also claimed that Trepper had worked for the USSR and against France before World War II. (In Paris, attorney Jean Soulez-Lariviere confirmed to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that he represents Trepper’s legal interests in France, but would not comment on the announced libel suit.)

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