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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

War Trial in Lithuania

VILNIUS () -- Prosecutors said Wednesday they were starting criminal proceedings against an 87-year-old Massachusetts man suspected of Nazi war crimes, a prelude to his possible extradition from the United States.


Although no formal charges have been filed, it was the strongest indication yet that Lithuania is preparing to prosecute Alexandras Lileikis, a U.S. citizen of Lithuanian origin.


Lileikis admits to working for the Nazi police, but he insists he had innocuous duties and no part in killing Jews.