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Prosecutors seek four years'
imprisonment for Miranda

(JP/Wendra Ajistyatama)
(JP/Wendra Ajistyatama)

Prosecutors sought a four-year prison term and fine of Rp 150 million (US$15,677) for Miranda S. Goeltom in a bribery case involving a number of lawmakers.

Prosecutor Supriadi from the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) told the panel of judges that Miranda had been proven guilty of violating Article 5 of Law No. 13/1999 on corruption. Violation of the law, if proven guilty, could result in a maximum five years imprisonment.

“We demand that the judges declare Miranda guilty of violating corruption law,” he said during the trial at the Jakarta Corruption Court.

The economics professor from the University of Indonesia is accused of distributing Bank International Indonesia (BII) travelers checks worth to Rp 20.85 billion to several lawmakers for their votes in her election as BI senior deputy governor.

Miranda allegedly ordered Nunun Nurbaeti, 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 Nunun to two and a half years behind bars. (riz/lfr)

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