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.