Holocaust fund scammer gets a year in slammer

By REUTERS
August 9, 2011 10:47

NEW YORK -- A Russian Jewish immigrant was sentenced to a year and a day in jail on Monday for scamming thousands from a fund benefiting Holocaust victims.

Polina Anoshina, 63, of the Brighton Beach section of Brooklyn, also received two years probation when she was sentenced in US District Court in Manhattan.

Anoshina was the first to be sentenced among 19 caught in the FBI investigation for participation in the scam; nine have pleaded guilty. She is not a Holocaust survivor.


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