Charged, tried in absentia, and convicted in Germany.
Background and contribution:
An American ex-patriate, skilled linguist and translator living in Belgium and author of numerous books – “Not Guilty at Nuremberg”, “Made in Russia: The Holocaust” subtitled “The German Defenses Case” – Porter was charged by the Germans in 1997. He refused to attend the trial, was tried in absentia and convicted. He responded with a defiant, blistering Emile Zola-like excoriating written counterattack to the judge in his case, and presently is waiting to be arrested and taken to Germany to serve his sentence there.