Update: FBI Investigating Holocaust Claims Fraud

As an update to a story we posted on Tuesday, it appears the Pension fund for survivors has been bilked for more than $7 million.

from The Jewish Week:

FBI Expands Probe Of Fraud At Holocaust Claims Conference

The thieves were good – very good.

So good, in fact, that they were able to change crucial data on official documents for more than a decade without raising the attention of experts at the New York-based Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany and even the German government.

… As a result, over the last decade they are suspected of stealing more than $7 million from the Article 2 Fund established in 1995 by the German government to provide quarterly pensions to eligible Holocaust survivors.