Greater Jakarta: John Kei
gets 16 years in prison

JAKARTA: The Supreme Court sentenced local thug John Kei to 16 years in prison for his involvement in the murder of businessman Tan Harry Tantono aka Ayung.

The country’s highest court handed down the verdict on July 24, adding four years to his sentence. John was arrested at a hotel in Pulo Mas, East Jakarta, on Feb. 17, 2012, for his alleged involvement in the murder of Ayung.

He had allegedly ordered his gang members — who also stood trial at the same court — to kill Ayung, because the businessman was reluctant to pay John’s fees for his debt-collecting services, which amounted to Rp 200 million (US$21,000).

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