No corpus delicti in scandalous story with undeserved gold medal of official's daughter in Adygea
According to the results of the examination, the investigators did not find the crime in the actions of the ex-Head of the district education department of the Republic.
The investigation department of the Takhtamukaisky district of the ICR in Adygea refused to initiate a criminal investigation into the case of awarding an ‘undeserved’ gold medal to the daughter of the ex-Head of the local education department. This was reported by the press service of the department.
As noted in the statement, the examination was conducted on the basis of the crimes provided for in Article 285 (Abuse of Official Powers) and Article 286 (Exceeding Official Powers). The investigators checked the school's documentation, including an electronic journal, and asked the classmates of the daughter of the official and teachers.
"After investigating the circumstances of the incident, the investigation did not discern the corpus delicti in the actions of the school's leadership, as well as the former Head of the education department of Svetlana Paranuk district," the ICR stressed.
Recall that the scandalous story occurred on June 21 during the graduation ceremony. Gold medalist Ruzanna Tuko stated straight from the scene that she considers it unfair to award the highest award to her classmate, Zairia Paranuk, who, according to her, owes a medal only to her mother - Svetlana Paranuk, who at that time was Head of the district education department. As a result, Paranuk was dismissed from her post due to a loss of confidence, as the departmental inspection revealed a violation of the procedure for conducting the exam.
The prosecutors want the former Russian Federation Council member to go to prison for 14 years instead of 9 and pay a 500-million-ruble ($8.8 million) fine instead of 70 million rubles ($1.2 million).