NEWÂ YORK (AP) – Three people have pleaded guilty in Manhattan federal court toÂ participating in a scheme that defrauded a Holocaust reparations organization ofÂ more than $57 million.
ProsecutorsÂ said Moysey and Dora Kucher and Genrikh Kolontyrskiy (GEHN’-rihkÂ kah-lahn-TUR’-skee) pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiring to defraud programsÂ administered by the Conference on Jewish Material ClaimsÂ Against Germany.
TheÂ Kuchers are married.
CourtÂ papers say the three conspired to defraud two funds managed byÂ the organization.
SentencingÂ will be Aug. 8.
KolontyrskiyÂ faces up to 40 years in prison. The Kuchers each face up to 20 yearsÂ in prison.
TheirÂ lawyers didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.