Court nixes increased fine for Nunun
The Jakarta High Court is upholding a lower court decision that cleared corruption convict Nunun Nurbaeti of paying a Rp 1 billion (US$105,000) fine as part of the Bank Indonesia vote-buying scandal.
In its rejection of an appeal filed by prosecutors from the Corruption Eradication Commission of a decision from the Jakarta Corruption Court to increase the Rp 150 million fine she received during sentencing in April, the high court said that Nunun’s actions did not result in state losses, spokesman Ahmad Sobari said Wednesday
“The money paid was a bribe, so she did not cause state losses. The [lower court] verdict was right,” Ahmad said as quoted by tempo.co.
The Jakarta Corruption Court convicted Nunun of ordering her subordinate Ari Malangjudo to distribute Rp 20.85 billion in travelers checks to lawmakers to support Miranda S. Goeltom’s appointment to a senior Bank Indonesia deputy governor post.
Miranda is currently on trial at the Jakarta Corruption Court for her involvement in the scheme, while more than 30 lawmakers have been imprisoned for accepting bribes in the case.
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