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German prosecutors accused of dragging feet in probe of Nazi suspect who died before trial
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, July 24, 2014 10:25 AM EDT
A lawyer for families of alleged victims of a suspected Nazi death camp guard who died this week before he could be extradited for trial says German investigators should have acted more quickly to bring charges.
Breyer was charged with being an accessory to murder in the deaths of 216,000 Jews at Auschwitz.
Walther blamed the Weiden prosecutors' office, which led the investigation, for delays in providing U.S. authorities with documents, and for a decision to take statements from Auschwitz survivors that "contributed nothing" to the case.
Weiden prosecutors weren't immediately available for comment.