Most wanted Nazi charged in Hungary

By Jennifer Lipman, July 18, 2012

The world's most wanted Nazi war criminal has been arrested in Hungary.

Prosecutors in the country said Ladislaus Csizsik-Csatary, 97, was charged with war crimes early this morning.

Accused of complicity in sending 15,700 Jews to their deaths at Auschwitz while serving as a police officer in the then-Slovakian city of Kosice, Csizsik-Csatary was tracked down by Nazi-hunters from the Simon Wiesenthal Centre.

After escaping a war crimes sentence in 1948, Csizsik-Csatary moved to Canada and was only tracked down again in 1997.

Before he was deported, he escaped and his location has remained unknown for the past 15 years.

He was found on Sunday hiding in plain sight in Budapest.

Last updated: 10:47am, July 18 2012