The former leader of the Jewish Supremacist JDL in Australia, Zeev Gideon Korwan, has lost yet another appeal to be released from prison after claiming that he “blanked out” during an earlier court proceeding where he pleaded guilty to defrauding more than A$2.2 million from investors.
Korwan, using the Gentile name Michael O’Hara, is serving prison time for an audacious 2002 swindle in which he faked archive documents to facilitate the sale of what he claimed were two guns, one used by Adolf Hitler’s niece Geli Raubal, to commit suicide, and another the gun which Hitler himself used to commit suicide.
Neither of the guns were the original items, but Korwan elaborately forged documents “authenticating” Hitler’s Walther PPK 7.65mm handgun and Ms Raubal’s Walther Special 8, 6.35 calibre, and planted the forged documents in archives in Germany and Russia.
These documents include wartime letters from SS chief Heinrich Himmler, Hitler’s driver and bodyguard Emile Maurice and the Walther gun factory.
At one stage, a page was removed by razor blade from a file at the Bundesarchiv in Koblenz and a letter by Himmler in 1935 identifying the guns by serial numbers substituted. The phony documents were designed to entice traders into thinking the guns were genuine.
Korwan was quoted in The Jewish Journal of Los Angeles as having raised $US2.25 million for an international campaign to re-establish the outlawed Israeli Kach party of Rabbi Meir Kahane, the JDL’s founder, who was assassinated in New York in 1990.
The terrorist JDL received some of the millions O’Hara conned out of more than 70 investors in fake companies Sports International Investment Corporation and Merchants International Investments Corporation between June 2005 and September 2006.
In his latest court appearance, Korwan, 64, said he had a seizure and “blanked out” on April 20, 2012, when he pleaded guilty to the fraud charges in the Brisbane District Court and was sentenced to 10 years in jail.
His appeal failed, and the Jewish swindler was returned to jail.
* Bizarrely, in his 2006 book Personal Pistols of Adolf Hitler, he included his own signed affidavit claiming he was the biological son of Hitler.