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Title: CONVICTED NAZI COLLABORATOR DAILIDE ESCAPES PRISON

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JUSTICE FOR OSI 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: PHUM PREL KAWC LH
SUBJECT: CONVICTED NAZI COLLABORATOR DAILIDE ESCAPES PRISON 
TIME AGAIN 
 
¶1.  On July 4, the Lithuanian Court of Appeals upheld the 
Vilnius District Court ruling of March 2006 that convicted 
but did not punish Algimantas Mykolas Dailide.  Dailide had 
been found guilty of unlawful treatment of civilians during 
wartime but the judge ruled that he did not have to serve 
time in prison, based on his poor health and the fact that he 
no longer posed a threat to society.  The decision was 
appealed by both sides -- the Prosecutor wanted enforcement 
of a prison sentence, the defendant wanted an outright 
acquittal.  Each side suggested to the media on July 4 that 
it was contemplating further appeal to the Supreme Court, but 
neither side announced if it would pursue one. 
 
¶2.  Dailide worked for the Nazi-controlled Lithuanian 
Security Police (Saugumas) from 1941-44.  He moved to the 
United States in 1950, claiming on immigration documents that 
he had been a forester during the war years.  A U.S. court 
revoked his citizenship in 1997.  He left the United States 
in January 2004 for his wife's native Germany, where he still 
lives, while his appeals against deportation were pending. 
DOJ's Office of Special Investigations (OSI) shared detailed 
evidence with the GOL and had extensive communications about 
the case with Lithuanian prosecutors, including a week long 
training session on war crime investigations in January 2000 
that used the Dailide case as a model. 
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