Supreme Court gives heavier sentence to Atut Chosiyah
The Jakarta Post
The Jakarta Post
The Supreme Court handed down on Monday a heavier sentence to former Banten governor Ratu Atut Chosiyah, who will now have to serve seven years instead of four.
Judge Krisna Harahap said Atut's appeal had been turned down and she would be imprisoned for an additional three years.
The Supreme Court also handed down seven years' imprisonment to lawyer Susi Tur Handayani, who had been sentenced by the corruption court to five years after being found guilty of acting as a go-between in a bribery scheme surrounding local election disputes that involved former Constitutional Court chief justice Akil Muchtar.
Akil's appeal was also rejected but his life jail sentence remained unchanged.
The appeal decisions were made by three different panels of judges comprising Artijo Alkostar, Surachmin, MS Lumme, Mohammad Askin and Krisna.
Atut was sentenced for giving a Rp 1 billion (US$80,000) bribe to Akil through her lawyer Susi, so regent candidate Amir Hamzah and his running mate Kasmin would win in an election dispute at the Constitutional Court. (rms)(++++)
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