Court tells former ESF worker in bribery case to stay in Hong Kong
Fatima Rumjahn, 52, stands accused of taking more than HK$840,000 in bribes from 14 parents to secure placements at a kindergarten.
A former kindergarten administrator under Hong Kong’s biggest international school group has been asked to stay in the city and surrender all travel documents to a court as part of her bail conditions in a case where she stands accused of taking more than HK$840,000 (US$107,024) in bribes from 14 parents to help secure placements.
Former English Schools Foundation (ESF) employee Fatima Rumjahn, 52, did not have to enter a plea when she first appeared before Sha Tin Court on Friday, as prosecutors applied to move the case to the District Court for trial.
Also standing in the dock were 10 of the 14 parents. Among the two men and eight women were a tutorial teacher, a merchant, two company managers and four housewives.