Bri­tish Jewish Labour chair­man re­signs over graft al­le­ga­tions

Jerusalem Post - - NEWS -

The chair­man of the Jewish Labour Move­ment in Bri­tain has re­signed over al­le­ga­tions of graft dur­ing his ten­ure as head of the Jewish Lead­er­ship Coun­cil.

Jeremy New­mark stepped down Fri­day to fight the al­le­ga­tions against him, which he has de­nied. The al­le­ga­tions con­tained in an in­ter­nal re­port into his time as CEO of the Jewish Lead­er­ship Coun­cil were pub­lished last week by the Lon­don-based Jewish Chron­i­cle.

New­mark headed the coun­cil from 2006 to 2013. He is ac­cused of billing the coun­cil for a num­ber of per­sonal ac­tiv­i­ties, in­clud­ing trips to Is­rael and leas­ing a BMW.

A coun­cil­man for the Bore­ham­wood Ke­nil­worth ward lo­cated out­side of Lon­don, New­mark has called the al­le­ga­tions a “po­lit­i­cal smear.” The ac­cu­sa­tions do not re­late to his work for the Jewish Labour Move­ment.

Bri­tain’s Char­ity Com­mis­sion has said it will in­ves­ti­gate the al­le­ga­tions. ( JTA)

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