Demjanjuk’s appeal for reconsideration "rehashes old arguments" and "is nothing more than an effort to prolong this litigation by any means necessary," the government said in a filing Thursday night in U.S. District Court.
Demjanjuk, 91, who lived for many years in Seven Hills in suburban Cleveland, was convicted by a German court on more than 28,000 counts of accessory to murder. The court found he had worked as a guard at the Sobibor death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland.
He claims the government failed to disclose evidence including a 1985 secret FBI report uncovered by The Associated Press. The document indicated the FBI believed a Nazi ID card purportedly showing that he served as a death camp guard was a Soviet-made fake.