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Prisoner accused of Holocaust scam

doj sealFederal authorities have accused an inmate in a Virginia federal prison of identity theft, possibly for the purpose of filing false claims for benefits intended for Holocaust victims and their descendants.

According to an indictment, John Kenneth Leighnor Jr., 49, used his time at the Federal Correctional Institute in Petersburg to carry out an elaborate ongoing identity theft scheme. The news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office provides details.

By Peter Vieth

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