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High Fees for Compensation Claims Becomes Political Issue in Germany

It is up to the Social Democratic Party to decide whether the Socialist chairman of the Bonn Parliament’s Compensation Committee should continue in that past in the face of charges he used his official position for personal advantage, the executive of Chancellor Konrad Adenauer’s Christian Democratic Union said today.

The executive was commenting on charges by a deputy of its own party that chairman Otto Greve of the committee had acted as attorney for some 30, 000 restitution claimants. Jacob Diel, the Christian Democratic deputy who first aired the charge said that some of the claimants had paid Herr Greve as much as 45 percent of the money they received Herr Diel demanded a parliamentary investigation of Herr Greves actions.