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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Nazi Fund Probe

KIEV — The rules committee of the Ukrainian parliament on Wednesday recommended that the full parliament lift the legislative immunity of a deputy charged in Germany with embezzling money intended for Nazi victims, Interfax reported Wednesday.

Committee Chairman Viktor Omelych said that Ukrainian prosecutors supplied "well-grounded facts backed up by documents" in support of removing the immunity of Viktor Zherditskyi.

German police had been investigating Zherditskyi on suspicion that he embezzled 86 million Deutsche marks ($78 million) from the 400 million marks ($333 million) Germany paid to Ukraine in 1994 and 1995 as compensation for victims of the Nazis.

Zherditskyi was arrested Oct. 11 while attempting to withdraw $50,000 from an account at a Hannover bank.