Miranda gets three-year
prison term

Miranda S. Goeltom(JP/Wendra Ajistyatama)
Miranda S. Goeltom (JP/Wendra Ajistyatama)

Judges at the Jakarta Corruption Court have sentenced Miranda Goeltom to three years' imprisonment for bribing lawmakers to elect her as Bank Indonesia senior deputy governor in 2004.

Miranda, according to presiding judge Gusrizal, violated the 1999 Corruption Law’s Article 5 (1) on bribery.

“The defendant is proven guilty of bribery and therefore should serve three years in prison,” Gusrizal said during a verdict hearing on Thursday in Jakarta.

Miranda is also obliged to pay Rp 100 million (US$10,427) in fines or serve an additional three months in prison.

The sentence is lower than the four-year sentence and Rp 150 million fine sought by prosecutors.

Previously, some 28 lawmakers were convicted for receiving bribes in the form of traveler’s checks worth a total of Rp 20.85 billion, and businesswoman Nunun Nurbaeti, the intermediary in the case, had also been sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison.

In response to the verdict, Miranda said she wanted to file an appeal. (cor/riz)

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