Kupang suspended secretary gets 2.5 years in prison for corruption
Habde Adrianus Dami: (Tribunnews/Pos Kupang.com)
Suspended Kupang regional secretary Habde Adrianus Dami was sentenced to two years in prison after judges found him guilty of corruption in the 2008 procurement of fishing ships that caused Rp 261 million (US$27,526) in state losses.
“The defendant is guilty of causing state losses and is therefore sentenced to two years in prison and Rp 100 million in fines. The defendant can serve an additional three months in prison should he be unable to pay the fine,” presiding judge Fery Haryanta said, reading the verdict at the Kupang Corruption Court on Friday.
The judge went on saying that the defendant was guilty of enriching himself and other people or a corporation.
The graft took place when Habde was in office as head of the Maritime and Fisheries Agency, and was in charge of a Rp 1.37 billion budget to procure seven fishing ships.
The sentence was lower than the four-and-a-half year prison term and Rp 200 million in fines demanded by the prosecutors.
In a separate trial, a panel of judges sentenced director of CV. Harapan Baik Ishak Teddy Tanoni, a company appointed to realize the procurement project, to a two-and-a-half year prison term. (iwa)