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US Attorney General Merrick Garland announced the creation of a special group to investigate war crimes in Ukraine. It will be led by Justice Department official Eli Rosenbaum, who has been called the most notorious “Nazi hunter” in the US.
“War criminals have nowhere to hide. The US Department of Justice will use every opportunity to bring to justice those who commit war crimes and other atrocities in Ukraine,” the Attorney General said.
Garland said the team would bring together leading investigators of cases involving human rights violations and war crimes.
The attorney general also said the US would send an expert to Ukraine to help fight corruption and money laundering. Two other experts will be deployed to Europe and the Middle East, where they will assist local authorities in combating Russia’s attempts to circumvent sanctions imposed against it, and will also help the task force that is searching for and seizing the assets of Russian oligarchs that have fallen under sanctions.
Eli Rosenbaum from 1994 to 2010 headed the Office of Special Investigations in the US Department of Justice. It was engaged, among other things, in the search and deportation of Nazi war criminals, and also sought to deprive them of American citizenship.
British historian Guy Walters named Rosenbaum the most successful “Nazi hunter” in history. On his account more than 100 exposed Nazis.
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