Hadassah lets COO Larry Blum go

Hadassah terminated its relationship with its chief operating officer, who is under investigation for allegedly misusing his corporate credit card.

Larry Blum’s contract with Hadassah expired at the end of April and was not renewed, a Hadassah spokesman told the Forward. Blum became Hadassah COO in May 2009 but had been on administrative leave since last fall as the organization probed the credit card allegations.

In January, while on administrative leave, Blum alleged that Hadassah’s current president and immediate past president had misused charitable funds, but a Hadassah-commissioned probe exonerated those two officials. — jta