US charges 17 over '$42m theft' of Holocaust funds
Seventeen people have been charged in the US with the theft of $42m of Holocaust compensation funds provided by the German government.
Prosecutors alleged the 17 fooled a non-profit-making group that distributes the funds into making 5,500 false payments.
Six of those charged work for the group - the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
The chairman of the group said it was "outraged" at the alleged thefts.
It had detected the matter itself and contacted the FBI.
If convicted, the defendants could face up to 20 years in jail. Source