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Fri Nov 23 04:46:45

Greek cleaning lady jailed for 10 years for faking diploma

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ATHENS (Reuters) - A Greek cleaning lady has been sentenced to 10 years in jail for fibbing about her elementary school record in a court ruling which has provoked uproar in the country.

The 53-year-old woman had worked at a publicly-funded nursery for 15 years until a review in 2014 revealed she had doctored a certificate documenting her primary education.

A regional court handed down the sentence this month on charges of defrauding the public, according to the semi-official Athens News Agency.

“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.

Based on the indictment, the woman - who has not been named - altered the certificate to show she had completed six years of elementary school, a requirement which helped her get hired as a cleaner, whereas she had finished only five.

Until about three or four decades ago it was not uncommon for poverty to force some Greek children to drop out of school, particularly in rural areas.

A senior prosecutor for the Supreme Court will review the legal reasoning of the regional court next week, judicial sources said.
Hot Rod
Revved Up
Fri Nov 23 08:10:09

Good Grief!!!!!

Anarchist Prime
Fri Nov 23 10:07:22
Fri Nov 23 10:17:11
"10 years in jail for fibbing about her elementary school record"

"defrauding the public"

How many years in jail did the greek tax evaders and banksters get?
Fri Nov 23 10:17:42
Probably over a million people in the country in the same boat.
Hot Rod
Revved Up
Fri Nov 23 10:43:37

Lucky you live in America!

Fri Nov 23 12:37:30

Kill yourself
large member
Fri Nov 23 13:30:01
The ruling will not stand on review.
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