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Greek cleaner gets 10 years for forging school record
« on: Friday, 23 November, 2018 @ 11:11:59 »
Greece's Supreme Court is to review a court ruling that saw a cleaning lady sentenced to 10 years in jail for exaggerating her primary school record, reports say.

The 53-year-old, who had worked in a nursery for 15 years, was found to have altered a certificate to show she had completed six years of primary school when in fact she had done only five.

A regional court then sentenced her on charges of defrauding the public.

The case has caused uproar in Greece.

"This decision is not simply inhuman. It is another very indicative sign of permanent pathogens in the criminal justice system," the Hellenic League for Human Rights said in a statement.

A senior prosecutor for the Supreme Court is to look at the regional court's legal reasoning next week, judicial sources told Reuters.

The discrepancy in the unnamed woman's educational record was discovered during a review in 2014.

In the past it was not unusual for Greek schoolchildren to be forced out of education by poverty, especially in rural areas.

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Re: Greek cleaner gets 10 years for forging school record
« Reply #1 on: Friday, 23 November, 2018 @ 14:28:43 »
An earlier first instance court ruling had handed down a 15-year sentence on a conviction based on an early 1950s-era law of "felonious embezzlement against the state".

The incident was revealed and widely reported around Greece days before a Patras criminal court this week handed down a maximum 15-year-sentence for manslaughter against a Serbian national, one of six defendants convicted in the fatal assault of American tourist Bakari Henderson.


Worth reading the whole article to get an idea of the level of corruption in Greece.
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