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CLEVELAND -- The estate of a recently deceased Ohio autoworker convicted of Nazi war crimes wants an appeals court to reopen the move to restore his U.S. citizenship.
The estate of John Demjanjuk of suburban Cleveland, who died March 17 in Germany at age 91, asked the full 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati to take up the case.
A three-judge panel of the court rejected the citizenship bid in June. That upheld a judge's ruling last year in Cleveland.
The latest appeal filed late Monday says issues of alleged fraud by the government never die with the parties involved. The defense says the American government withheld potentially helpful material.
The government argued that the defense filing contained no new information in the matter.
THOMAS J. SHEERAN
The Associated Press