“He was warned, and he ignored it.”
Yeshiva University’s student newspaper issued a challenge to the school’s board of trustees in an editorial this week, demanding transparency and accountability from the powerful body.
The Claims Conference leadership refuses to admit its failings or allow honest debate. The reputation of the organization is at stake — and its ability to aid Holocaust survivors.
Julius Berman was reelected as board chairman of the Claims Conference. But he still faces questions — and possibly a legal probe — over the handling of a $57 million fraud.
BREAKING NEWS: Julius Berman, the embattled board chairman of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, was reelected to another term.
A blistering 80-page report blasts Claims Conference management for ‘enabling’ a $57 million fraud. Two of four members objected to the findings.
Claims Conference board chairman Julius Berman will face critics at an annual meeting. The revolt comes as prosecutors look into his handling of a $57 million fraud probe.
FORWARD EDITORIAL: Julius Berman has tarnished his own reputation by mishandling the probe into massive fraud at the Claims Conference. There is still time for him to change course.
Julius Berman may have hoped to keep a lid on a fraud scandal by appointing a sympathetic internal investigation committee. Instead, calls for an independent probe have only grown sharper.
An ombudsman will investigate how top officials at the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany handled an anonymous letter that could have drastically reduced a multi-million dollar fraud at the organization.