Brooklyn Woman Pleads Guilty in $57 million Holocaust victims Scam, Faces Five Years in Prison

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The Daily News reports that 65-year-old Brooklyn woman Valentina Romashova charged with participating in a $57 million scheme to defraud programs for impoverished Holocaust victims pleaded guilty yesterday.

Romashova and others conspired with corrupt insiders at the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, which administers the funds, by preparing fraudulent applications for nonexistent victims of the very real Nazi persecution of the Jews.

Romashova will be sentenced in February and is expected to get a 5-year prison sentence.

31 people have been charged so far onWednesday, and some have already been sentenced including 69-year-old Yevgeniya Abramovich, who received one year in prison.

Abramovich, originally from Ukraine, was ordered to pay $201,000 in restitution which included $45,000 she received for her own phony application to the Claims Conference.

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