United States Department of Justice

Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section Press Releases, Speeches and Testimony for 2005

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Press Release

Chief Immigration Judge Orders Former Nazi Guard John Demjanjuk Removed To Ukraine (OSI)

WASHINGTON – Chief Immigration Judge Michael J. Creppy has ordered the removal to Ukraine of Ivan Demjanjuk, 85, on the basis of his service during World War II as an armed guard at a Nazi extermination camp and two concentration camps in German-occupied Poland, Assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher of the Criminal Division announced today. (Read more)

December 13, 2005

Press Release

Jordanian Man Pleads Guilty To Conspiracy To Smuggle Aliens Into The United States From The Middle East (DSS)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A Jordanian man has pleaded guilty to participating in a conspiracy to smuggle illegal aliens from Iraq and Jordan into the United States, Assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher of the Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Kenneth L. Wainstein of the District of Columbia, and Acting Assistant Secretary John P. Clark for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced today. (Read more)

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Press Release

Court Revokes U.S. Citizenship Of Chicago Man Who Helped Nazis Destroy L’viv’s Jewish Community (OSI)

WASHINGTON – The U.S. District Court in Chicago has revoked the U.S. citizenship of Osyp Firishchak of Chicago, Illinois, based on his involvement in Nazi Germany’s destruction of the Jewish population of L’viv in present-day Ukraine while serving during World War II inthe Nazi-sponsored Ukrainian Auxiliary Police (UAP), Acting Assistant Attorney General JohnC. Richter of the Criminal Division announced today. (Read more)

Monday, June 20, 2005

Press Release

Former Nazi Guard John Demjanjuk Is Ruled Removable From The United States (OSI)

WASHINGTON – Acting Assistant Attorney General John C. Richter of the Criminal Division announced today that Chief U.S. Immigration Judge Michael J. Creppy has found John Demjanjuk, 85, removable from the United States on the basis of his service during World War II as an armed guard at a Nazi extermination camp and two concentration camps in German-occupied Poland and his subsequent concealment of that service when he immigrated to the United States. (Read more)

June 27, 2005

Press Release

Denver Man Sentenced for Role in Scheme to Encourage Foreign Nationals to Obtain Fraudulent Student Visas (DSS)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Gaylon Dahn, the former president of Education Management Services of Denver, Colorado, has been sentenced to 48 months in prison for his role in a scheme that encouraged foreign nationals to acquire fraudulent student visas, the Department of Justice and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced today. (Read more)

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Press Release

Wisconsin Man Who Aided 1943 Nazi Mass Murder Of Jews Is 100th Successful Prosecution By Justice Department’s OSI

WASHINGTON – Acting Assistant Attorney General John C. Richter of the Criminal Division announced today that a federal district court judge in Milwaukee, Wisconsin has revoked the U.S. citizenship of Josias Kumpf, a former Nazi concentration camp guard who admitted that in the course of a mass killing operation in occupied Poland in 1943, he stood guard at a pit containing dead and wounded Jewish civilians, with orders to “shoot to kill” anyone who attempted escape. (Read more)

Monday, May 2, 2005

Press Release

Government Moves To Deport New York City Area Man For Involvement In Nazi Mass Murder Of Jews (OSI)

WASHINGTON – Assistant Attorney General Christopher A. Wray of the Criminal Division announced today that the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security have initiated removal proceedings in Elizabeth, New Jersey, to deport Jakob “Jack” Reimer, 86, a retired New York City-area businessman living in Fort Lee, for his involvement in a wartime Nazi massacre of unarmed Jewish civilians and his participation in the brutal liquidation of the Jewish ghettos in Warsaw and Czestochowa, Poland. (Read more)

April 27, 2005

Press Release

Leaders of Nationwide Illegal Alien Employee-Leasing Conspiracy Indicted (DSS)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Three individuals have been arrested and three others charged in a criminal indictment regarding an alleged nationwide employee-leasing conspiracy that used hundreds of illegal aliens at farms, dairies and factories in the United States, the Justice Department announced today. (Read more)

Wednesday, March 2, 2005

Press Release

Federal Court Revokes U.S. Citizenship Of Michigan Man Who Persecuted Jews While Serving As Nazi Camp Guard (OSI)

WASHINGTON –Assistant Attorney General Christopher A. Wray of the Criminal Division today announced that the U.S. District Court in Detroit has revoked the U.S. citizenship of Iwan Mandycz of Sterling Heights, Michigan, based on his participation in the persecution of Jewish civilians during World War II while serving as an armed guard at two SS-run slave labor camps in Nazi-occupied Poland. (Read more)

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Press Release

Court Revokes U.S. Citizenship Of Massachusetts Man Who Served The Nazis During 1943 Liquidation Of The Warsaw Jewish Ghetto (OSI)

WASHINGTON – Assistant Attorney General Christopher A. Wray of the Criminal Division today announced that the U.S. District Court in Boston has revoked the U.S. citizenship of a Millbury, Massachusetts man based on his service during World War II in an SS unit that helped perpetrate Nazi Germany's destruction of the Warsaw Jewish Ghetto in 1943. (Read more)

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