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Prosecutors seek 4-year jail term for former Indonesia's central bank official

MIranda S. Goeltom is escorted by the Corruption Eradication Commission officers/Wendra Ajistyatama/The Jakarta Post

Publication Date : 13-09-2012


Indonesian prosecutors sought a four-year prison term and fine of 150 million rupiah (US$15,677) for country's former central bank senior deputy governor Miranda S. Goeltom in a bribery case involving a number of lawmakers.

Prosecutor Supriadi from the Corruption Eradication Commission told the panel of judges that Goeltom had been proven guilty of violating Article 5 of Anti-Corruption Law. Violation of the law, if proven guilty, could result in a maximum five years imprisonment.

"We demand that the judges declare Goeltom guilty of violating corruption law," Supriadi said during the trial yesterday at the Jakarta Corruption Court.

The economics professor from the University of Indonesia is accused of distributing travellers checks worth to 20.85 billion rupiah to several lawmakers for their votes in her election as Bank Indonsia's senior deputy governor.

Goeltom allegedly ordered Nunun Nurbaeti, businesswoman and wife of former National Police deputy chief Comr. Gen. (ret) Adang Daradjatun, to pay bribes to lawmakers Hamka Yamdhu of the Golkar Party, Dudhie Makmun Murod of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), Endin AJ Soefihara of the United Development Party (PPP) and Udju Djuhaeri of the Indonesian Military/National Police faction, in June 2004.

The court sentenced Nurbaeti to two and a half years behind bars.


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