Archipelago

Woman might face 7 years
for bribing judge

Prosecutors from the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) are seeking a seven-year sentence minus detention period and a fine of Rp 250 million (US$25,900) or additional five months jail term for Sri Dartutik for allegedly attempting to bribe three judges at the Semarang Corruption Court.
“Sri Dartutik is legally and convincingly guilty for jointly committing corruption,” prosecutor Pulung Rinandoro said as he read out the charge at the Semarang Corruption Court on Wednesday.
The defendant was charged with violating Law No 20/2001 and Article 55 (1) of the Criminal Code.
Mitigating factors included the fact that the defendant had never been convicted and that she admitted the wrongdoing.
Sri was caught red-handed by the KPK on August 17, 2012, with judge Kartini Marpaung of the Semarang Corruption Court and judge Heru Kisbandono of Pontianak Corruption Court, while allegedly paying bribes in front of the court building. During the arrest, the KPK also seized Rp 150 million in cash.
Sri was alleged to have attempted to bribe three judges – Kartini Marpaung, Pragsono and Asmadinata, who were handling her brother M. Yaeni’s corruption case. Sri was allegedly assisted by Heru, who has been brought to justice for the same bribery case.
Of the three judges, only Kartini was caught participating in the alleged bribery, while the other two judges were not at the scene.

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