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Jakarta Post

Oentarto gets three years, Hari still free

  • Eny Wulandari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, January 5 2010   /  08:38 am

The Corruption Court has sentenced former high-ranking government official Oentarto Sindung Mawardi to three years in jail for graft in a fire engine procurement that caused Rp 86 billion (US$8.7 million) in losses.At his sentencing Monday, the former director of regional autonomy at the Home Ministry was also ordered to pay Rp 100 million in fines or serve an additional three months in jail should he fail to do so.Judges also ordered him to pay Rp 25 million in compensation.The sentence was lighter than the five years sought by prosecutors from the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK).The judges said Oentarto was guilty of sending a memo telling regional administrations to buy only the fire engines provided by businessman Hengky Samuel Daud.“The defendant is thus proven convincingly guilty of corruption,” said presiding judge Tjokorda Rai Suamba.He added the defendant had violate...