ROSKILDE, Denmark (AP) -- American neo-Nazi Gary Lauck appeared in court smiling and joking with lawyers Tuesday before his last hearing on extradition to Germany. Lauck, of Lincoln, Neb., was arrested in Denmark in March on an extradition request from Germany, where he faces charges of distributing racist propaganda and Nazi symbols. Two Danish courts and the Justice Ministry have approved extradition. Lauck has appealed each time, and the hearing Tuesday before the Supreme Court is his final chance to avoid extradition. A decision was expected later this week, court officials said in this town 25 miles west of Copenhagen. Lauck listened impassively as the Danish prosecutor summed up previous hearings and argued that Lauck should face trial in Germany because he either wrote articles or approved them as chief editor of his anti-Semitic monthly, NS Kampfruf. Lauck's ``material contained systematic use of grossly negative statements about Jews,'' prosecutor Kasper Linkis told the three-judge panel. Linkis quoted from Lauck's flagship monthly: ``Jews are a plague. They have worms inside and these worms must be killed.'' The prosecutor said the words were meant as an order to kill Jews. Lauck showed no emotion or reaction as he listened to a translation of the arguments. Lauck's defense will present its case later Tuesday. If tried and convicted in Germany, Lauck could be jailed for five years.
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