Ghaldoun convict refuses to pay claim
Safae K., convicted of exam fraud at the Islāmic school, Ibn Ghaldoun, is not planning on paying the €86,000 the Ministry of Education is presenting her and two other partners-in-crime with, according to her lawyer, Guy Weski, Thursday. The Ministry of Education wants K. and two others, also convicted for fraud, to pay for 17,000 new French exams that had to be produced, printed, and distributed.
"My client did not post the exam online; someone else did that," said Wesky. A 19-year-old hacker from Rotterdam, arrested last year October, was prosecuted and convicted for publishing the French pre-university exam online. During a pre-trial hearing the hacker announced it was his intention to bring the theft to light by publishing it, which, according to his lawyer, Jaap Spigt, can be considered a good deed. However, according to Weski, that's where the financial damage occurred. Weski also questions that only the three main suspects are held responsible for the damages, despite the fact that all eleven suspects were convicted in the case. The Ministry doesn't care what arrangements the suspects want to make among themselves, as long as the cost of the exam is reimbursed. Safae K. can't even pay for the damage, according to her lawyer.