Conference on Material Claims Against Germany

Ex-Claims Conference Official Sentenced To Jail In $60M Scam

10/22/2012

 A former caseworker for the Claims Conference was sentenced to prison and ordered to make restitution for her role in a fraud scam.

Polina Breyter, 69, was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in New York to 18 months in federal prison for her participation in the nearly $60 million scam against the Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany, or Claims Conference. She also must pay back $500,000.

Breyter pleaded guilty in May to mail fraud. Thirty-one people have been charged in the scam, and 18 have pleaded guilty.

Nazi-Era Ghetto Survivors To Get One-Shot Payment

11/28/2011

 

For the first time, some survivors of Nazi-era ghettos are eligible for a one-time payment from the so-called Ghetto Fund in addition to the pensions they receive from the German government.

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