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February 6, 1998
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The judge in the war crimes trial of Maurice Papon may have to step down because his credibility has been tainted, according to legal observers. The assessment came after a prosecution lawyer called on the judge to remove himself because he was related to Jews whom Papon allegedly deported from France during the wartime Vichy regime. If Judge Jean-Louis Castagnede does step down, the whole trial could be threatened.

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