The public prosecutor appealed against the November decision, but Senate President Roman Lada rejected his appeal. The server iRozhlas informed about the event.
The Prague Regional Court already ruled on this matter when it rejected a lighter sentence for the former director in October of last year. Judge Lucia Kantorová was later reprimanded by the appellate judges that her conclusions were premature, she did not assess the case correctly, did not summon some witnesses or incorrectly determined the legal qualifications. Contrary to this decision, the court found the woman guilty not only of forging a public document, but also of fraud.
The former principal said she did not know it was a fake university degree. All along, she thought she rightfully owned the diploma. Her lawyer also stated that the woman’s motivation was not material gain, but was fulfilled by working with children, which she considered her mission.
The woman worked as a teacher since 2007, then until 2020 she led a primary school in Libčice nad Vltavou. All along she was proving herself with a fake diploma. A copy of the document began to circulate in the public space following complaints from parents to the school management. The woman subsequently resigned from the post of director. The parents and the founder of the school then filed a criminal complaint against the former headmistress.
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