Date: 18-Nov-95 14:50 EST Subj: APn 11/18 1140 BRF--Accused Nazi Copyright, 1995. The Associated Press. All rights reserved. The information contained in this news report may not be published, broadcast or otherwise distributed without the prior written authority of The Associated Press. BOSTON (AP) -- A retired machinist accused of collaborating with the Nazis in Lithuania during World War II must answer questions about his wartime conduct, a federal judge has ruled. The government accuses Aleksandras Lileikis of being the chief of a Lithuanian secret police force that handed over Jews and communists to Nazi execution squads. The United States is trying to revoke his citizenship. Lileikis, 88, who came to the United States in 1955, has refused to answer any questions about his wartime activities, citing his Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination. U.S. District Judge Richard G. Stearns ruled Friday that Lileikis must answer prosecutors' questions. "To the extent that Lileikis' testimony may help resolve this controversy, it serves a legitimate need of the government in preparing its case," Stearns wrote. Lileikis, who lives in suburban Norwood, said government documents allegedly proving his responsibility for killing Jews are forgeries. Lileikis is wanted by Lithuanian prosecutors planning criminal proceedings against him.
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