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Nazi war criminal will remain
in custody pending deportation.
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Jewish Apartments and Services is
seeking nominees for the 2004 Eight
Over Eighty program. Each year we
honor eight senior adults over eighty
years of age who have made our com-
munity a better place to live through
their volunteerism. The event raises
money that provides food subsidies for
those JAS residents with low incomes.
Call Marketing Director Pete Wurdock
at 248.592.1101 or E-mail
Pwurdock@jasmi.org for a nomination
form. They are due on January 31st
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Some analysts are referrmg now to
"winds of change" in the Middle East
that benefit Israel. They cite the Syrian
request for renewal of peace
Libya's coming clean on weapons of
mass destruction and the possibility of
future Israeli relations with Iraq. There
is one Middle Eastern leadership —
that has not shown
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he U.S. Board of
Immigrations Appeals (BIA)
reversed a decision in
November to release Johann
Leprich on $50,000 bond.
Leprich, 78, of Clinton Township was
stripped of his citizenship in 1987,
admitting that he was a member of the
SS Death's Head Battalion at the
German-run Mauthausen concentration
camp in Austria from 1943-1945. He
lied about his past when he entered the
United States in 1952 and became natu-
ralized in 1958.
Before the United States could deport
him, he fled to Canada. He was found
on July 1, 2003, having returned to the
United States, hiding in a secret com-
partment built under the staircase of his
Clinton Township home.
A bond amount of $50,000 was
"insufficient" because of the family's
repeated attempts to conceal his loca-
tion, said a statement signed by BIA
member Frederick Hess on Jan 15. "The
respondent's family and community ties
provide scant reason for the respondent
to appear for future proceedings where
he is seemingly ineligible for any form of
relief from removal," the statement said.
"Under these circumstances, we find the
respondent is properly ordered detained
under a 'no bond' condition ... because
he presents a risk of flight at any bond
According to Eli Rosenbaum, director
en gagern ary or
HARRY KIRS BAUM
DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
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of the U.S. Department of Justice Office
of Special Investigations (OSI), if
Leprich appeals at every stage, it could
take up to three years to deport him —
but he will remain incarcerated. Leprich
was recently moved, for space reasons,
from the Monroe County Jail to the
Calhoun County Jail.
In other OSI actions, Algimantas
ide, 82, a retired real estate agent liv-
ing in Gulfport, Fla., has been deported,
Rosenbaum said. A 2002 court order
directed the defendant's deportation
because of his involvement in the Nazi
persecution of Jewish civilians in Vilnius,
Lithuania, during World War II.
Since OSI began operations in 1979,
73 Nazi persecutors have been stripped
of U.S. citizenship and 60 have been
removed from the United States. ❑
„ p has done little to
confiscate then:4*ipns, fight internal
corruption and make others political
and economic reforms. Until it does,
prospects for international legitimacy,
for peace and for statehood will remain
Allan Gale, Jewish Connnun;
Council o Metropolitan Detr°