Fraudster pleads: don't treat my family as guilty

By Charlotte Oliver, November 26, 2015

A fraudster jailed after stealing from his in-laws, and who allegedly stole thousands of pounds from a community eruv fund, has pleaded that his family should not be treated as "guilty by association".


Fraudster faces jail for taking in-laws' £120,000

By Josh Jackman, October 29, 2015

A fraudster faces a jail sentence after pleading guilty to taking more than £120,000 from his in-laws' bank accounts over a five-year period.

Dan Jacobs, a former member of Borehamwood and Elstree Synagogue in Hertfordshire, admitted five counts of fraud on Monday.


Ehud Olmert convicted in fraud case

By Nathan Jeffay, April 2, 2015

A Jerusalem court has convicted Ehud Olmert of fraud and breach of trust in the latest twist in a long-running scandal that led to his political downfall.

Mr Olmert was acquitted of the charges back in 2012, when the court said that the businessman Morris Talansky did give him around £400,000 during his terms as Jerusalem major and government minister, but that this did not prove criminal inte


Brothers' £34m fraud rocks Gibraltar

By Marcus Dysch, July 10, 2014

The longest criminal trial in Gibraltar's history has culminated in the jailing of three Jewish brothers who committed a multi-million pound fraud.

After years of financial investigation into their conduct, and months of evidence and cross-examination, Benjamin, Solomon and Isaac Marrache are now behind bars, guilty of what a judge said was overwhelming dishonesty.


Barclays hands back £40,000 after JC probe

By Jonathan Kalmus, December 24, 2013

Barclays Bank has agreed to reimburse a Jewish customer £40,000 after an investigation by the JC highlighted failures in the bank’s anti-fraud protections.

Lydia Cohen, a grandmother from Leeds, was duped by conmen into transferring the sum into an account she believed was set up by the bank’s security staff in her name.


Claims fraudster jailed

By Dan Friedman, November 7, 2013

Semen Domnitser, ringleader of a decade-long, multi-million dollar fraud against the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, was sentenced to eight years in prison in a Manhattan federal court on Monday.


BBC changes fraud show trailer amid antisemitism concern

By Sandy Rashty, November 7, 2013

BBC producers have changed a trailer for a series about tax and benefit fraudsters following complaints that it could be seen as antisemitic.

The original trailer for Britain on the Fiddle featured the song “If I Were a Rich Man”, from Fiddler on the Roof, the 1960s film about Jews in a Russian shtetl.


Al-Dura man loses case

By JCReporter, June 27, 2013

A media analyst who accused a French TV network of forging its report on the death of Mohammad al-Dura — a 12-year-old boy killed in Gaza in 2000 who became an icon of the second intifada — has been convicted of defamation by a Paris court after a lengthy legal battle.


Israeli chief rabbi suspected of bribery and fraud

By Zoe Winograd, June 20, 2013

Police have raided the house of Israeli Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger.

On Thursday morning, Rabbi Metzger was interrogated on suspicion of bribery, fraud and money laundering. In 2004 the National Fraud Unit launched an investigation when they suspected he had accepted illicit perks while on holiday.


After $57m trial, claims body is still under fire

By Dan Friedman, May 17, 2013

As if the convictions in the $57.3 million (£37.6m) fraud case that was wound up in a Manhattan federal court last week were not enough, it was alleged on Tuesday that top officials at the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany were warned about the criminal activity nearly a decade before they called in external investigators.