Police arrested the head of a major charity and several of the
organization's employees on Sunday on suspicion of pocketing millions of
dollars given by donors from abroad for poor people, including
According to suspicions, the suspects cheated donors out of the funds
after making them believe the money would be used for purchasing food
for the needy, when in fact the money was used to purchase food which
was then sold to buyers in the haredi (ultra-Orthodox) community, police
The deception of donors allegedly included the listing of made-up food distribution centers.
The organization played a role in transferring compensation money from
Germany to Holocaust survivors, and received money from the Conference
on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, police added.
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