Germany has paid 42.5 million dollars to false victims of Nazism, from USA


Germany has paid one 42.5 million dollars to false victims of Nazism , from USA.

In this business were indicted 17 people, mostly of Russian origin. Six of them are part of the Claims Conference organization, centered in New York that helps people who have been victims of Nazism in the Second World War, whose funds he misappropriated, according to a press release from the Prosecutor’s Office Preet Bharara.

These six people “were responsible for examining and approving the legitimate demands” of the true victims, says the communique. “Instead, they have validated more than 5,500 fraudulent applications (…). However, these workers kept some money for them” and their accomplices, continuous communication.

“If there is one organization that can be hoped that they would be safe from greed and fraud, this is the Claims Conference, which helps thousands of victims every day,” prosecutor expressed regret. “Unfortunately, those who come to the aid of victims, are themselves victims of deception,” he added.

Fraud exploit various cases of compensation financed by Germany, under the Claims Conference.

Thus, around 4957 people have received a fraudulent amount of $ 3,600 each, from 2000 to 2009, totaling $ 18 million. These people have claimed that they were obliged to leave his native city because of the Nazis.

However, “a large number of people who have fraudulently received money they were born after the Second World War, and at least one of them was a Jew,” said the prosecutor, which emphasizes involvement of accomplices recruited to provide documents false.

658 Other persons were also monthly payments totaling $ 411 in total 24.5 million dollars after they said they lived in ghettos, for at least 18 months or to labor camps or concentration for at least six months.

The fraud was discovered in December 2009 the Claims Conference, which immediately signaled a U.S. federal police, FBI.

The organization announced Tuesday in a statement that no theft scam “any victim” of the Holocaust and gave assurances that it has taken measures to strengthen verification procedures.

“We are shocked that (there) who can steal the money for the survivors of the worst crimes in history,” said Julius Berman, chairman Claims Conference.

Attorney in New York said the accused persons who live, all in New York, are punishable by up to 60 years in prison and fine of 750,000 dollars.

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