3 NYers Plead Guilty in Nazi Reparation Case

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NEW  YORK (AP) — Three people have pleaded guilty in Manhattan federal court to  participating in a scheme that defrauded a Holocaust reparations organization of  more than $57 million.

Prosecutors  said Moysey and Dora Kucher and Genrikh Kolontyrskiy (GEHN’-rihk  kah-lahn-TUR’-skee) pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiring to defraud programs  administered by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims  Against Germany.

The  Kuchers are married.

The  three Brooklyn residents were arrested in 2011. They’re among 22 people who have  pleaded guilty in the case.

Court  papers say the three conspired to defraud two funds managed by  the organization.

Sentencing  will be Aug. 8.

Kolontyrskiy  faces up to 40 years in prison. The Kuchers each face up to 20 years  in prison.

Their  lawyers didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.

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