ADL Will Make Compensation For Alleged Spy Activity
December, 1996 - Perspectives
New York - The Anti-Defamation League of B'nai Brith in the United States has recently reached a compromise with a number of organizations in that country, who agreed as a result to drop all claims against the ADL.
According to a number of reports, the ADL will make payments totaling over 175,000 dollars (US) to cover the legal costs incurred by a group of Islamic, Japanese and Afro-American organizations which have been active against the ADL. The settlement came in the wake of charges filed against the league that they had employed private investigators to spy on the organizations and collect damning evidence of criminal activity.
Although officials of the ADL denied the charges categorically, they have, as noted, agreed to compensate the groups for their legal costs, in addition to a single settlement of 25,000 dollars.
That money reportedly will be invested in developing better relations between the Islamic, Afro-American and Jewish communities in the U.S.
The ADL has also agreed to live by a number of restrictions on the type of activity they will carry out in the future.
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