Nunun rushed to hospital after conviction
Socialite Nunun Nurbaeti is in hospital after being sentenced to two-and-a-half-years in prison for bribery on Wednesday, her lawyer confirmed.
Ina Rahman, one of the lawyers who represent the businesswoman, told reporters at the Jakarta Corruption Court that her client was rushed to Abdi Waluyo Hospital after suffering “shock” over the judges’ verdict against her.
“She was distressed by the verdict,” Ina said, as quoted by tribunnews.com.
A former fugitive, Nunun was rushed to hospital several times during questioning by investigators and throughout previous court hearings, claiming “shock and physical exhaustion” as the reasons.
She expected to be acquitted, her lawyers previously said.
But Nunun was found guilty as charged for violating Article 5(1)b of the 2001 Corruption Law on bribing public officials.
She was sentenced to two years and six months in jail on for bribing dozens of lawmakers to swing the vote for Miranda S. Goeltom as the central bank’s senior deputy governor in 2004.
The wife of former deputy National Police chief and politician Adang Daradjatun must also pay Rp 150 million in fines or serve an additional three months in prison.
Prosecutors from the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) had sought a four-year prison term for the businesswoman, along with Rp 200 million in fines, or an additional four months in prison. (asa)