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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of New York

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Statement Of Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara On The Convictions Of Semen Domnitser, Oksana Romalis, And Luba Kramrish In Connection With Holocaust Claims Conference Fraud

“After half-a-day of deliberations, a jury convicted Semyon Domnitser – the highest ranking insider to participate in this unconscionable fraud against the Holocaust Claims Conference – and two co-conspirators who recruited applicants who received benefits to which they were not entitled. And with the verdicts against these three defendants, all 31 people who played roles in the theft of $57million dollars intended to benefit victims of the Nazi genocide – one of the darkest chapters in all human history – have been convicted. We said we would not stop until we brought to justice those who committed these unthinkable crimes and today our objective was accomplished.”

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Updated May 13, 2015