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Indonesia media tycoon Dahlan Iskan sentenced two years in jail for corruption  

  • Wahyoe Boediwardhana
    Wahyoe Boediwardhana

    The Jakarta Post

Surabaya, East Java | Fri, April 21, 2017 | 05:21 pm
Indonesia media tycoon Dahlan Iskan sentenced two years in jail for corruption   Former minister of state-owned enterprises Dahlan sits in the defendant chair at the Surabaya Corruption Court. (JP/Wahyoe Boediwardhana)

Surabaya corruption court on Friday sentenced former state-owned enterprise minister Dahlan Iskan to two years’ in prison for his role in selling 33 assets belonging to East Java province-owned company PT Panca Wira Usaha.

The court also asked the media tycoon to either pay a Rp 100 million fine or serve an additional two months imprisonment.

“The defendant has been proven to have carried out the corruption as written in the secondary accusation,” said Tahsin the presiding judges during the verdict hearing. 

The corruption convict was given the opportunity to consult with his lawyers, according to the court. 

“I want to file an appeal, your Highness,” Dahlan said, adding that his supporters at the court were disappointed with the verdict. 

(Read also: Dahlan Iskan’s pretrial motion rejected)

Previously, prosecutors sought a six-year prison sentence and a Rp 750 million fine for Dahlan Iskan, as well as requiring him to pay up to Rp 8.3 billion in compensation to the government. (hol/dan)

 

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