ZAPRASZA.net POLSKA ZAPRASZA KRAKÓW ZAPRASZA TV ZAPRASZA ART ZAPRASZA
Dodaj artykuł  

KIM JESTEŚMY ARTYKUŁY CIEKAWE LINKI 2002-2009 NASZ PATRONAT KRONIKA KRAKOWA DZIŚ W POLSCE

Inne artykuły

Co znaczy przeciąć węzeł gordyjski? 
17 luty 2012      Artur Łoboda
W 182 Rocznicę Powstania Listopadowego 
17 padziernik 2011      Iwo Cyprian Pogonowski
Imperia upadają gdy... 
23 sierpień 2016      Artur Łoboda
Opodatkować nieboszczyków ! 
19 sierpień 2010      Zygmunt Jan Prusiński
Przeciek tajnych dokumentów o zbrodniach USA w Afganistanie 
30 lipiec 2010      Iwo Cyprian Pogonowski
Mobbing w TVN? 
16 luty 2015      Artur Łoboda
Złota Polska ! 
30 czerwiec 2010      Zygmunt Jan Prusiński
Polska mafiokracja 
5 marzec 2015      Artur Łoboda
Przesłanie do "Zmielonych" w Święto Konstytucji Trzeciego Maja 
3 maj 2013      Artur Łoboda
Bizancjum czy służba u Mongołów uformowały Rosję? 
13 wrzesień 2009      Iwo Cyprian Pogonowski
Polska: Ramię w ramię z banderowcami 
29 grudzień 2014      www.polskawalczaca.com
A jednak Żydzi są sami sobie winni 
18 czerwiec 2013      Artur Łoboda
Szatan zwyciężył 
29 styczeń 2014      Artur Łoboda
Przełom 2015 
12 listopad 2015      Artur Łoboda
Zdrowy kręgosłup moralny 
6 padziernik 2014      Artur Łoboda
*** 
3 listopad 2017      Jolanta Michna
Zdrowych i pogodnych świąt Bożego Narodzenia 
24 grudzień 2017     
Targowica wystąpiła pod znakiem krzyża.... Kaczyński również. 
11 listopad 2009      Artur Łoboda
W cieniu Dobrej Zmiany 
24 czerwiec 2018      Witold Filipowicz
Wielka - światowa rewolucja 2016 
22 styczeń 2016      Artur Łoboda

 
 

Holocaust fraud described in New York Times Nov 10, Front Page

U.S. Says Holocaust Fund Was Defrauded

By MOSI SECRET

Published: November 10, 2010 Front Page of The New York Times

While fleeing the Nazis in 1941, an 11-year-old girl dodged airplane
bombs as she crossed the Dnieper River in Ukraine, ultimately finding
refuge in Donetsk, where she and her mother lived in hiding until the
liberation of 1944.

A 13-year-old boy escaped from Kiev with his mother and younger
sister, shuttling from basements to barns and sometimes the forest,
where they often stayed for weeks.
These tales were among thousands of similar accounts given in the name
of elderly immigrants who were seeking reparations from the German
government through a fund established to provide help to survivors of
Nazi persecution.

But many of the stories were works of fiction or embellishment of
facts, perpetrated by a group that included six employees and
custodians of the fund, which is based in New York, federal
prosecutors said on Tuesday. Eleven other defendants were outsiders
who recruited and funneled applicants to the programs.

Over 16 years, the suspects used fake identification documents,
doctored government records and a knowledge of Holocaust history to
defraud the fund of more than $42 million, according to an indictment
unsealed Tuesday by the United States attorney in Manhattan, Preet
Bharara.

The defendants, the indictment says, would recruit applicants — many
of them from Brighton Beach, Brooklyn — through Russian-language
newspapers, offering help to people applying for compensation from the
Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany. In many cases,
the immigrants’ actual experiences would be manipulated or tailored to
fit the requirements of the fund; once the payments were approved, the
defendants would receive kickbacks from the applicants, according to
the indictment.

Birth dates were changed so people would appear to have been alive
during World War II; anecdotes about surviving inhumane conditions in
a Nazi-occupied territory were repeated in multiple applications;
photos of certain applicants were reused on dozens of unrelated
applications.
The conspiracy was directed at two programs run by the claims
conference. The conference was established in 1951 to compensate
Jewish victims of Nazi persecution; the German government appropriated
money for the conference the following year, and has been financing it
since.

One of the programs, known as the Hardship Fund, pays reparations to
Jews who became refugees when they fled the Nazis; the majority of
payments from the Hardship Fund went to people from the former Soviet
Bloc countries who were had not under direct Nazi occupation, but who
fled to escape the Nazi advance, according to the indictment. The fund
pays a one-time payment of approximately $3,600.

The second program, called the Article 2 Fund, compensates survivors
who lived in hiding, under a false identity, in a Jewish ghetto, or
who were incarcerated in a labor or a concentration camp. This program
provides monthly payments of approximately $411 to survivors who make
less than $16,000 per year.

“The alleged fraud is as substantial as it is galling,” Mr. Bharara
said at a news conference announcing the indictment. The charges
followed a yearlong investigation by the Federal Bureau of
Investigation. F.B.I. agents arrested 11 of the defendants Tuesday
morning; 5 were previously charged.

The suspects are each accused of playing a role in creating, filing
and processing fraudulent claims on behalf of applicants who should
not have qualified for compensation. Semen Domnitser, who was the
director of the Hardship and Article 2 Funds until he was fired on
Feb. 3, was accused of being the leader. At the fund, his
responsibilities included reviewing all applications for approval
before they were sent to Germany.

The claims conference became suspicious when employees noticed two
applications that came in within two weeks that had remarkably similar
facts, said Gregory Schneider, the executive vice president of the
organization. They began to look for patterns and, after finding other
problems, alerted the F.B.I. in December 2009.

To date, investigators have found nearly 5,000 false applications from
2000 through 2009 to the Hardship Fund, resulting in a loss of about
$18 million. They have found 658 fraudulent applications to the second
fund, from 1993 to 2009, with losses of about $24.5 million.

Mr. Schneider said the theft amounted to less than 1 percent of the
claims filed since the two programs’ inception. He said his
organization had processed 630,000 applications for the two programs
over the last two decades. He said he suspected that the nearly 6,000
people involved in the false claims were a mix of those who were aware
they were committing fraud and those who may have been used.

When Mr. Bharara was asked whether the thousands of others involved in
the fraud could be charged, he said, “the investigation remains open.”

In the example of the 11-year-old girl who crossed the Dnieper River,
her application included a government document from the Soviet Union
where the dates and location of her primary schooling had been changed
to make it appear that she was in hiding then. The document also
falsely omitted the existence of a brother and said that her mother
had died, so operators of the program could not check her claims.

The man who submitted paperwork detailing his suffering as a
13-year-old used forged government documents to show he went to
primary school in Kiev, when in fact he studied in Leningrad, which
was never occupied.

Although the fund’s offices are in Midtown, much of the criminal
activity was in Brighton Beach, known as Little Odessa because of the
community’s large number of Ukrainian immigrants.

Dora Grande, who runs a business near Brighton 12th Street, created
false identification documents that were submitted in many of the
fraudulent applications, according to the indictment. Valentina
Romashova, who lived in Brighton Beach, worked at a law firm that
placed advertisements in Russian-language newspapers.

At the luxurious beachfront complex where Ms. Romashova lives, a
neighbor, Victor Kason, 85, recalled his own youth during World War
II. He said he was 14 when he was moved to a ghetto in Lodz, Poland.
He and his parents were then moved to concentration camps; he
survived, but his parents did not.

“They committed a crime,” Mr. Kason said of the defendants, adding
that he did not know Ms. Romashova. “Let them pay.”

Khristina Narizhnaya contributed reporting.
10 listopad 2010

przysłał ICP 

  

Komentarze

  

Archiwum

Jeżeli wygram wybory zapożyczę białoruski model !
wrzesień 28, 2007
Stan Tymiński
Dajcie szansę rozumowi
marzec 21, 2004
zaprasza.net
Co powinien zrobić Kaczyński?
padziernik 28, 2005
Artur Łoboda
Mowo Polska i Polacy
padziernik 2, 2006
mik4
"Alternatywna" droga krzyżowa
sierpień 4, 2002
alt
Przyjaciele
lipiec 12, 2003
przeslala Elzbieta
Czy nowe Sarajewo?
lipiec 27, 2004
PAP
Miller zegarmistrzem.
czerwiec 5, 2004
wielebny
Sąd aresztował szefa łódzkiej Izby Skarbowej
sierpień 29, 2002
PAP
Stypa się udała - humor premierom dopisywał
grudzień 11, 2002
Traktat o Unii część druga czyli: "Dlaczego potwór?"
maj 15, 2005
Diachi Corvus alias D.J.W.L.
Ze względów praktycznych ........
marzec 8, 2009
Artur Łoboda
AMERYKAŃSKIE IDEOLOGIE GLOBALNEGO PODBOJU
luty 7, 2005
dr Marek Głogoczowski
Złudne poczucie niepewności w USA
kwiecień 26, 2008
Iwo Cyprian Pogonowski
Polska Wojna Futbolowa - Rady dla Prezesa L.
styczeń 31, 2007
tłumacz
Jeszcze będziemy miło wspominać Busha :)
luty 9, 2008
marduk
Sądy traktują podejrzanych nierówno
padziernik 24, 2005
Marek Komorowski
Niepokojący wzrost poparcia społeczeństwa polskiego dla idiotycznych pomysłów - konfiskata samochodów.
maj 17, 2007
tłumacz
Napad na prokuratora Kapustę - sprawcy ukradli dokumenty PKN Orlen
padziernik 20, 2004
PAP
"Cywilizowana" Unia której pragniemy
kwiecień 28, 2003
IAR
 


Kontakt

Fundacja Promocji Kultury
Copyright © 2002 - 2012 Polskie Niezależne Media