Acquittal of ex-school principal in extortion case appealed
MOSCOW, August 20 (RAPSI) – Prosecutors and victims have appealed acquittal of ex-school principal Marina Gederim in a case on extortions in an educational institution, the victims’ lawyer Vitaly Zubenko has told RAPSI.
Victims in the case in their appeal demand to overturn acquittal and push for conviction of Gederim, according to the attorney. Such a sentence would establish a vicious and obviously criminal practice of systematic financing of schools’ material requirements by pupils’parents, Zubenko said.
Prosecutors have demanded a 2-year suspended sentence for the defendant.
Earlier, victim Larisa Yakupova complained that the school authorities demanded money from parents for various needs including buying new school furniture and schoolbooks.
According to Zubenko, in 2017, Gederim asked parents of first-grade pupils to buy the furniture masquerading as voluntary donation.
Gederim was charged with abuse of authority.