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  • Vladimir Katriuk, 93 (1921 - 2015)

    Vladimir Katriuk

    The Associated PressMONTREAL (AP) — Vladimir Katriuk, the man who held the No. 2 spot on the Simon Wiesenthal Center's list of most wanted Nazi war criminals, has died, his lawyer said Thursday. He was 93.Katriuk passed away last week after a long illness, Orest Rudzik said.News of Katriuk's death emerged several hours after the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs said Ottawa should take the...

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  • Frank DiPascali, 58 (1956 - 2015)

    Frank DiPascali

    The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Bernard Madoff's former right-hand man, who once admitted he was loyal to his boss "to a terrible, terrible fault," has died less than a month before he faced sentencing for his role in the multi-billion dollar fraud.Frank DiPascali, 58, died Thursday of lung cancer after spending his final years cooperating with investigators.DiPascali had been due to appear...

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  • Soren Kam, 93 (1921 - 2015)

    Soren Kam

    The Associated PressBERLIN (AP) — Soren Kam, a former SS officer wanted for war crimes in his native Denmark, has died in Germany. He was 93.The Simon Wiesenthal Center counted Kam among its top targets for the killing of an anti-Nazi newspaper editor in Copenhagen in 1943.The center's top Nazi hunter, Efraim Zuroff, told The Associated Press Tuesday that Kam had been "totally unrepentant" for...

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  • Thomas Clyde Bowling (2015)

    Thomas Clyde Bowling

    The Associated PressLAGRANGE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky death row inmate involved in a lawsuit against the state over how executions are carried out has died.A statement from the Kentucky Department of Corrections says Thomas Clyde Bowling died Saturday due to "complications stemming from cancer." He was 62.Bowling was convicted of fatally shooting Eddie and Tina Earley and injuring their 2-year...

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  • Stig Bergling (2015)

    Stig  Bergling

    By KARL RITTER, The Associated PressSTOCKHOLM (AP) — Stig Bergling, a former Swedish security officer who sold secrets to the Soviet Union during the Cold War and brazenly escaped while serving a life sentence for espionage, has died. He was 77.Bergling's death was first reported Thursday by Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter. The Swedish tax authority, which records deaths, confirmed he died on...

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