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DPRD speaker sentenced to 22 months in jail

  • Nethy Dharma Somba

    The Jakarta Post

Jayapura   /   Thu, January 10 2013   /  08:03 am

The Jayapura Corruption Court sentenced Papua Legislative Council (DPRD) speaker John Ibo on Wednesday to one year and 10 months in prison for misappropriating Rp 5.2 billion (US$533,878) from the 2006 provincial budget.

Ibo was also ordered to pay a fine of Rp 50 million and return Rp 1 billion in state funds.

When presiding judge Jack Octavianus read out the verdict, he said Ibo was proven guilty of abusing his power and position to enrich himself and had violated Law No. 20/2001 on corruption eradication.

The sentence was two months lighter than that two years demanded by prosecutors.

As much as Rp 2.6 billion of the Rp 5.2 billion in ill-gotten funds were derived from state agencies and the remaining Rp 2.6 billion from assistance funds for mass organizations and for the construction of Ibo’s official residence.

It was disclosed in the hearing th...