Tsherim Soobzokov (24 August 1924, - 6 September 1985) was a Circassian man accused of collaborating with the Nazis during the invasion of the Soviet Union and serving as a Waffen-SS officer. Soobzokov denied these charges and sued CBS and The New York Times.:170-174 He was publicly supported by Pat Buchanan and Congressman Robert Roe.:113
In 2006, declassified documents of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) confirmed that Soobzokov had been a CIA agent in Jordan and that the agency had misled the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service on Soobzokov's Nazi past. This was part of a wider post-World War II CIA program of collaborating with former Nazis living in hiding. Historian Richard Breitman concluded based on these documents that Soobzokov indeed had strong ties to the SS and that he had admitted to the CIA his participation in an execution commando searching for Jews and Komsomol members.
On 15 August 1985, a pipe bomb set outside his home in Paterson, New Jersey critically injured Soobzokov. He died of his wounds in the hospital on 9 September 1985. An anonymous caller claiming to represent the Jewish Defense League (JDL) said they had carried out the bombing. A spokesman for the JDL later denied responsibility. No one was ever charged with leaving either bomb, but Aslan Soobzokov (Tscherim's son) has twice sued the federal government over its investigation. The bombing was linked by the FBI to a similar bomb attack on another accused Nazi war criminal, Elmars Sprogis, that took place in Long Island on the day Soobzokov died.:179-180
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