The Jakarta Post
The Semarang Corruption Court has sentenced Kebumen administration secretary Adi Pandoyo to four years in prison for embezzling more than Rp 2.5 billion (US$187,448) in education funds from the regency budget.
“We hereby sentence the defendant to a four-year prison term and order him to pay Rp 200 million [US$ 14,995.88] in fines or face an additional two months in prison,” said presiding judge Siyoto when reading out the court ruling on Wednesday.
He said Adi had been proven guilty of violating the Corruption Law.
Adi was said to have bribed Kebumen Legislative Council (DPRD) members. The money was provided by education visual aid supplier Otoda Sukses Mandiri Abadi president commissioner Hartoyo with an aim to speed up deliberation of Kebumen revised 2016 budget. Hartoyo has been sentenced to two years and three months in prison in the case.
The judge said the money was handed over to Yudi Tri Hartanto, the head of the DPRD Kebumen’s Commission A, which oversees education affairs. Yudi has been sentenced to four years in prison.
Siyoto said Adi was also proven to have accepted illicit gifts worth Rp 2.5 billion from businessman Khayub Muhammad Luthfi. The illicit gifts were reportedly payment for Adi’s support in helping Khayub win bids on various infrastructure projects funded by the regency’s special allocation funds. (hol/ebf)