FBI Investigating Holocaust Claims Fraud

from The Jewish Week:

FBI Enters Probe In Fraud At Holocaust Claims Conference

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has joined the widening probe into allegedly fraudulent Holocaust-era claims that could have bilked the German government out of millions of dollars, The Jewish Week has learned.

… The Claims Conference said the German government had been defrauded out of $350,000 and identified the thieves as primarily Russians now living in Brooklyn.

Roman Kent, treasurer of the Claims Conference, said Monday that no arrests have yet been made but that the FBI became involved “a few months ago” when it “became more and more clear that it [the amount of money involved] might be more than we originally estimated.”